July 5, 2021
By Yusufu S. Bangura
After the testimonies of three prosecution witnesses, followed by the closure of the prosecution’s case, Magistrate Mark Ngegba, presiding at the Pademba Road Court No.2, on Friday, 2nd July 2021, committed one Bernanet Yeama Solomon, 23, to stand trial in the High Court for alleged murder.
Before the committal, Magistrate Ngegba narrated that the accused person was before the court on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
He said the police had alleged that the accused person on the 25th December, 2020, murdered her four years old daughter, Princess Kallon.
He said the prosecution called three witnesses who were cross examined by the accused and that in a preliminary trial, the prosecution needed to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt, and, as well prove the existence of concrete evidence in the matter.
He said having looked at the evidence before him, he was satisfied that the accused person has a case to answer in the High Court.
The accused person was preliminarily investigated at the lower court on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
Police prosecutor, Inspector A. T Bangura alleged that the accused on Friday 25th December, 2020, at No.40 Main Road, Campbell Town, Waterloo in the Western Rural District, physically assaulted Princess Kallon which led to her death.