‘Cop killers’ remanded


January 27, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Two men accused of murdering a police officer – Solomon Bondi and Hector Sesay – were Friday (23 January) remanded at the Pademba Road male correctional centre by Magistrate Komba Kamanda, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No2.

The duo was charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery with aggravation and murder contrary to law.

According to police prosecutor Inspector J.M. Sanja, the accused persons on 1st January 2015 conspired with some unknown individuals to murder a police officer who was on duty at No.9 off Beckley Lane, Tengbeh Town, west of Freetown.

The murdered police officer was identified as Daniel Salieu Kamara.

He averred that the duo also did conspire with persons unknown to commit a felony – robbery with aggravation.

The robbery victim was named as Mohamed Abass, a Lebanese who lost property estimated above Le9 million.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor alleged that the accused persons also stole from the murdered police officer an AK47 rifle, which cost US$1,400 and a fully loaded magazine containing 35 live bullets, valued US$150.

The matter was adjourned to 5th February.