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Court orders DNA test for two U.S. citizens

September 17, 2019

By Ibrahim K. Turay

Presiding Magistrate Shella Bangura at Pademba Road Courts No.7 has granted an order for DNA test to be conducted on the two sons of one Mrs. Kadiatu Conteh Nee Saccoh, a businesswoman at Free Street and a resident of No.1 Turmoi Drive, Marjay Town, Goderich in Freetown.

The Magistrate has stopped the complainant, Mr. Ibrahim Sorie Conteh, from taking responsibility of his alleged two sons until the outcome of the DNA test.

She said if the DNA test proves otherwise, the respondent, Mrs. Kadiatu Conteh, will have to pay cost to the complainant and the court.

The complainant, Mr. Ibrahim Sorie Conteh aka Amerikin has suggested for the DNA test to be conducted at the American Embassy in Freetown on the grounds that the children in question are citizens of the United States.

The complainant had filed a lawsuit against the respondent to establish the paternity of the two kids.

In another development, Magistrate Mark Negeba remanded two accused persons and sentenced one.

The accused were before the court on one count of larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.

The first accused, Yusif Kamara, pleaded guilty to the charges when he was arraigned before the lower court and was sentenced to one year imprisonment, whilst Ebenezer Kuyateh, and Joel Mambu denied the charges and were remanded at the Correctional Centre.

The prosecutor says the accused persons, sometimes in August 2019 at Selcost wharf, Murray Town in Freetown did steal cable valued ten million Leons, property of the complainant, Bai Bangura

The matter was adjourned to the 24th September, 2019.

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