October 6, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Detective Sergeant Mohamed Jalloh, crime officer in charge of photograph at waterloo judiciary district, on Wednesday 5th October, 2017, testified in the murder matter involving one Councilor Sonny Caulker of the All People’s Congress (APC), James Harding and Agibu Sawaneh involving four victims.
The accused persons are presently being investigated at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Albert J. Moody on two count charges of conspiracy and murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
The prosecution alleges that the accused persons on Saturday 22nd April, 2017, dragged four people into a secret society bush and killed one Pa Sembu Koroma, Alie Conteh, Fatta Turay ,while they further beat up and butchered James Sesay with cutlass in the said Bush.
In his testimony, Detective Police Sergeant, Mohamed Jalloh, explained that on the 24th March 2017, he took snap shots of James Sesay, who survived the cutlass wounds, while he also visited the initiation bush and found a coat and short belonging to one of the deceases.
It could be recalled that James Sesay, the survivor of the cutlass wounds, had testified in court that the accused persons trampled on them when they denounced a forceful initiation and requested the release of a young boy from the initiation bush.
According to him, the first accused, who was in possession of the boy, led a group of youth carrying various types of weapons, including stones, sticks and cutlasses, adding that four of them were beaten and butchered with cutlass.
The matter was adjourned for continuation.