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4 sent to jail over assassination of former CDS

February 24, 2017 By Hawa Amara

Four accused persons were yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly murderingformer Chief of Defense Staff,   Retired Lieutenant General,Samuel Omar Williams.

Ibrahim Kalokoh aka Kate  Fayai , Festus Mansaray,   Alhaji Steven Bangura and Alpha Umaru were arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’  Court No.1, presided over by Magistrate Dr. AbouBhakarrBinneh-Kamara on four counts of conspiracy, robbery with aggravation and murder, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The charged sheet stated that the accused persons on diverse dates between 1st and 22nd December, 2016, at Bai BurehRoad, conspired with unknown persons to commit a felony  to wit robbery with aggravation.

The charge sheet continued  that the accused persons on 22nd December, 2016, at Umuels Drive, Devil Hole in the Waterloo Judicial district, being armed with short gun, robbed the deceased,  Retired Lieutenant General Samuel Omar Williams of two IPhone 6 valued  Le 14, 700 000, one Black Sierratel Mobile Phone  valued  Le 200,000,00, one Samsung Galaxy edge valued  Le 11, 025,000,00, one Silver MAC  Apple Laptop computer valued  Le8, 820,000,00, one Sunny blue-black computer valued Le5, 880, 000 00, one silver colour portfolio valued  Le 200,000,00,  one blue-black colour traveling hand bag valued  Le500,000,00, one gold bracelet valued  Le7,350,000,00, one gold necklace valued  Le5, 880,000,00, all to the total value  of 56, 355,000,00 ,properties of the said deceased.

The particulars further stated that the accused persons on 22nd December, 2016, atUmuels Drive, Devil Hole in the Waterloo Judicial district, murdered the deceased after catering away the items.

The matter is being prosecuted by State Counsels, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Sulaiman  Bah, A.G.N Bockarie,  Juna Bull, A.V. Koroma and A. Jalloh.

Lead State Counsel, A.J.N Bockarie,appealed for an adjournment to enable  inhim  have proper conference with the witnesses.  The matter was adjourned to 2nd March, 2017, for the prosecution to open its case.


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