May 29, 2018 By Yusufu S. Bangura
Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No. 7, yesterday (Monday 28th May) committed one Michael Bobson Mansaray to the High Court for murder.
Reading his ruling, Magistrate Bangura noted that: “I have been through the evidence and satisfied that the accused person does have questions to answer pursuant to the offence charged. I therefore commit the matter to High Court of Justice for further trail.”
The accused person was before Magistrate Bangura on one count charge of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
Police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Theresa M. Bangura, had alleged that the accused person on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018, at Central Cole Street in Freetown, murdered one Mohamed Alie Kabba.
Testifying earlier, Detective Police Constable 11274 Jeminatu Finney, attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at Central Police Station, recognised the accused and recalled on the date in question when a case of alleged murder was reported.
“I was on duty at CID when a case of alleged murder was reported to me by one Alpha Jalloh. I was later given the mandate by my superiors to investigate it. A team of police officers were led by the complainant to visit the Connaught Hospital mortuary,” she testified.
She told the court that at the mortuary, they saw injuries on the chest, neck and jaw of the deceased, adding that police officers were taken to the scene of crime where they saw blood stain on the floor and a brown knife, recalling that photographs were taken by DPC 14855 Bangura F.S at the scene of crime.
“DPC 14855 Bangura F.S arrested the accused and brought him to the CID. On the same date, he was interrogated and on 18th March, 2018, an autopsy was conducted on the remains of the deceased by Dr. Owizz Koroma in the presence of police officers and the complainant. The certificate of result was later issued to them,” she told the court.
“On 26th March, 2018, I and Detective Sergeant 7331 charged the accused to court for the offence of murder,” she added.