July 19, 2019
By Yusufu S. Bangura
One Gbassay Karim Kamara, a fisherman, yesterday (Thursday 18th July) testified against Ezekiel Tamba Kabba, who was accused of wounding with intent to murder Olah Campbell.
The witness admitted knowing the complainant Olah Compbell, the accused, and recalled on the day of the alleged incident.
He said on that day, he was at Lakka Beach together with one unknown person when they heard some noise at the complainant’s compound, which attracted their attention to go there.
He said upon their arrival, they met the complainant and the accused throwing stones at each other.
He told the court that they tried to stop them, but none of them listened and that during that scuffle, the accused hit the complainant on his head with a shovel he held in hand.
He said whilst they were talking to the complainant, the accused revenged by stabbing the complainant in his right chest with broken bottle.
He said after the accused had stabbed the complainant, he gripped him with the view to preventing him from escaping, but he saw a mammoth crowd rushing towards him and he subsequently released him.
He told the court that he later went to the residence of the accused, but someone told him that he has gone to the Adonkia police station to report himself.
He further stated that, he ordered some of his boys to take the complainant to Emergency Hospital for treatment, while he later went to the Adonki Police Station and made statement.
The 26-year-old man is before the court on three counts of wounding with intent to murder, wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to Section 47 of the Offense Against Person Act of 1861.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Gloria V.S Maculey alleges that the accused on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at Lakka Village in Freetown wounded Olah Campbell with intent to murder him.
She also alleged that the accused person assaulted the complainant in a manner thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.
Meanwhile, Magistrate Abdul Sheriff presiding at the Pademba Road court No.3 remanded the accused and adjourned the matter to Tuesday 23rd July.