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As Magistrate remands four SSGI security men for murder, grants bail to alleged sexual offender

By Hawa Amara         

Four security personnel – Ahmed Kabba, Saidu Sheriff, George Alie and Mohamed Essah – of the Security Support Group International (SSGI) were yesterday remanded at the maximum security prison on Pademba by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates Court No.2, for the alleged murder of their colleague, Swalihum Kallon.

The accused persons were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder contrary to the law of Sierra Leone.

The prosecution alleges that the accused persons on diverse dates between 1 and 24 January 2014 at Moriba Town, Imperia Chiefdom, Moyamba district, southern Sierra Leone, conspired with other persons to murder the deceased.

Police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Raymond B. Dunia, asked for an adjournment because most of the witnesses are resident in the province, which would allow time to assemble prosecution witnesses.

Magistrate Kamanda reasoned with the prosecution, and remanded the accused persons until the next adjourned date.

In another development in the same court, Magistrate Kamanda granted bail of Le.15 million to one Patrick Sesay, who was docked for allegedly having sexual penetration with a child under 18 years.

The accused person was arraigned on one count of sexual penetration of a child, contrary to section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act, No.12 of 2012.

According to the prosecution, the accused on 1 January 2014 and 26 February 2014, at George Brook, DwarZark, Freetown, sexually penetrated a girl under 18, to wit 16 years.

Part of the bail conditions include two sureties in like sum, plus the approval of the acting Deputy Master and Registrar.

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