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29-year-old bike rider jailed for murder

By Jeneba A Conteh                       

Ibrahim Mohamed Kamara, a-29-year-old bike rider was on Wednesday, 20th April, 2022, sent to prison by Magistrate Sahr Kekura of the Pademba Road Court No .1 in Freetown for allegedly killing one Alpha Sankoh.                       

The accused is before the court on one count charge of murder contrary to law.             

Police alleged that the accused on Saturday,21st  January, 2022, at Ro-Theren Village, Romende Chiefdom in the  Port Loko District, murdered Alpha Sankoh.                       

Exhibit Clerk, Detective Sergeant 8576 Issa Kamara attached to the exhibit office, Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters in Freetown, led in evidence by Police Sergeant 9939 Mohamed Lahai,said his duty includes the registration of all exhibits brought to the station in respect of matters under investigations. 

He recalled on the 3rd of February, 2022, when Detective Inspector Makieu PA , attached to the Homicide Unit, CID headquarters in Freetown, handed over to him one motor bike with it key.

The witness added that he took possession of the said exhibit and registered it in the court exhibit book against serial number 25/2022. He said the said exhibit had since been in police custody. It was produced and tendered in court as exhibit P1-2 respectively to form part of the prosecution case.                    

However, the accused who was not legally represented in court said he had no question for the witness.           

Magistrate Kekura refused the accused bail and remanded him in prison whiles the matter was adjourned to the 25th April 2022 for further hearing.            

Police Sergeant 9939 Mohamed Lahai is prosecuting the matter on behalf of the Inspector General of Police.

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