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Convict gets 15yrs imprisonments for Manslaughter

March 19, 2021

By Ibrahim Kabba Turay

Justice Amy J. Wright at the High Court of Sierra Leone has sentenced Sheyin Nabah alias Kalifa to 15 years imprisonment for killing Saio Conteh on 7th march, 2018

The convict was before the judge on one count of murder, and that on 7th March, 2018, at Grassfield in Waterloo, murdered one Saio Conteh.

The prosecution had some constraints proceeding with the matter and on Friday, 23rd February 2021, the State counsel applied for the murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter for speedy and fair trial in the interest of justice for both prosecution and defense.

After the murder charge was replaced with manslaughter, Justice Amy J. Wright asked the clerk to read the charge again to the accused person, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Justice Wright said because the accused did not waste the court’s time, she sentenced him to 15 years imprisonment for the offense of manslaughter.

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