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Benguima barracks murder!

Police officer testifies

By Hawa Amara 

Detective police constable 8709 Sorie Ibrahim Kamara of the Homicide, Breaking and Robbery Syndicate Unit at the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday testified in the murder case involving three military officers who allegedly  murdered their colleague, Charles Amadu Williams.

In his testimony, Kamara told the court that he and one Detective Sergeant 1513 Mohamed Dauda Kamara interrogated the third accused (Alhaji Borbor Sheriff) in respect of the alleged murder case on 2 March 2014.

The accused – Captain Samuel Munda Momoh, Lieutenant Henry Lamin Sesay and Lieutenant Alhaji Borbor Sheriff – are being investigated by Magistrate Komba Kamanda at the Freetown Magistrates Court No. 2 for murder, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The prosecution alleges that the trio had on 26 February 2014 murdered the deceased at the Armed Forces Training Centre, Benguima, apparently after an altercation involving the officers and the non-commissioned officer during an in-house party.

If the trio have a case to answer, the matter would be committed to the High Court, where if found guilty the men could face the death penalty or maximum years in prison.

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