-says Trade unionist
May 25, 2016 By Hawa Amara
Trade Unionist Aaron Aiah Brima yesterday told a Freetown Magistrates’ Court that accused Abdul Russel wanted to sale his brother Umaro Russel at Big Market for Le3 million.
While testifying before Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, the witness stated that on Friday, 11 March, 2016 he was at his Labour Congress office when he received a phone call from one Haja Fuad Kamara, intimating him about the human sale.
He said he contact a certain police officer by the name of George and that they both went to the Big Market, adding that on their arrival he saw the accused who told him he wanted to sell his brother for the sum of Le3 million.
He said the accused gave assurance that nothing would happen if he sold the victim. “I then told the officer to take us to Central Police Station at the Family Support Unit where I made statement,” he narrated.
The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 on one count of trafficking a person, contrary to the Anti Human Trafficking Act 2005.
However, Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara urged the prosecution to bring to court the formal witness in order to close their case since the matter is a preliminary investigation.
The matter was adjourned for today for further hearing.
The matter is prosecuted by Assistant Superintendent of Police Samuel Kamara.