Boyfriend stabs girlfriend 17 times


By Hawa Amara

One Abdul Karim Kebbie was last Friday remanded at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road by Magistrate M. Serray Wurie of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2 for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend, Mabinty Kamara, seventeen times.

The accused was arraigned on one count of wounding with intent, contrary to section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act, 1861.

The prosecution alleges that the accused on 22 March, 2014, at No.110 George Brook in Freetown, wounded the complainant with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.

In her testimony, the victim told the court that the accused is father of her son and that on the above date he phoned her requesting that they hold a discussion on the child’s school’s sport, which was on the very date of the incident.

She said the accused refused to come to her house and insisted that she goes to his residence to collect the child, but no sooner she spotted him at Dwarzark field than he ran away with the child. “I then went to his house and he started using some utterances on me which erupted to a quarrel between us,” she testified.

She told the court that what ensued later was that the accused took a knife and stabbed her on her back, face, head and other parts of her body. She said the accused used a stick to beat her, and was rescued by a lady.

“I was later taken to the New England Ville police station by one Alusine Mohamed Kamara and a medical report was issued for me to visit the Police Doctor. I was also later taken to Connaught Hospital for treatment and a photograph of me was taken,” she said and added that she made a statement at the New England Ville police station after the pain had subsided later.

The matter is prosecuted by Inspector Agatha F. Hills, while the accused is represented by Lansana Dumbuya, Esq.

The matter continues.