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High Court to try 30 criminal cases

May 16, 2016 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

The High Court of Sierra Leone is set to try 30 criminal cases emanating from various offences, including murder, robbery, wounding with intent, sexual penetration, rape and obtaining money by false pretense, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

At a call-over ceremony held yesterday at the Freetown High Court, Justice Miatta Samba remanded seven accused persons at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre for the offence of murder.

The accused persons, whose cases were in five different files, include Kennie Amadu Saffa and Brima Nabie. According to the prosecution, the two accused on 13 January, 2015 in the eastern regional headquarters of Kenema, conspired and murdered one Sheriff Sulaiman Fakai.

“On the 9 August, 2015 Santigie Mansaray and Abdulai Kamara in Freetown conspired and murdered one Joseph Forby. Abdul Karim Sesay on 9 July, 2015 in Freetown murdered one Mohamed Kamara.  Abdulai Conteh on 20 of February, 2016 in Freetown also murdered one Isatu Kargbo,” says the prosecution.

Lawyer Ahmed J.M. Bockarie represented the state at the call over ceremony, while barrister Cheryl Blake of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board represented the accused.