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D.J Clef murder trial…

Witness identifies burial cloth

December 9, 2015 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

The elder brother of the late Sydney Henry David Buckle aka DJ Clef yesterday identified the cloth and a rope that was allegedly used to bury the remains of the deceased at the Waterloo Ebola cemetery in June this year.

Alexandra Buckle was testifying before Justice Alusine Sesay in the ongoing murder trial of his younger sibling who was allegedly murdered during a birthday party organised by third accused Avril Oreh Renner, at the residence of first accused Baimba Moi Foray.

The cloth was brought in court by Exhibit Clerk, Samuel Mansaray, attached at the Crime Writers Unit, Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Before the witness identified the cloth, he recalled that on 10 June, 2015 he received a call from the former CID director who instructed that corpse of the deceased be exhumed. He said at 2pm they arrived at the Ebola cemetery at Waterloo to conduct an autopsy on the remains of DJ Cleff and at 5pm that same day the body was exhumed, wrapped in a piece of cloth. He told the court that when the Ebola body bag was opened he saw the brown cloth which he earlier identified, and that his brother wore red ‘boxer’ underwear.

“The tattoo on one of his shoulder has his name Sydney Buck, the tribal mark and the scare on his chest was what I used to identify my brother to Dr. Owizz Koroma [the consultant pathologist” he said.

The judge had to prematurely adjourn the matter because lawyer for the second accused, Pious Sesay Esq., was reportedly ill and could not attend the court sitting.

Director of Public Prosecution, Sulaiman A. Bah, noted that it would be a challenge if the hearing proceeded in the absence of his colleague since his client was facing a capital punishment.

The three accused persons, Baimba Moi Foray aka L A Chocolate, Foday Kamara and Avril Oreh Renner are charged with allegedly conspiring to murder the deceased DJ Cleff at a party organised by the third accused Oreh Renner at the residence of the first accused in May 2015.

The matter will come up again on Tuesday, 15 December, 2015.

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