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Hi-Lance school principal testifies in court

April 6, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

Principal of Hi-Lance International school, Sebestain Hilance, has on Tuesday, 4th April, 2017, testified in the Freetown High Court before Justice Ernest Gooding in a matter between him and one Abu John Tyre, who was standing trial on three count charges.

While testifying before Justice Gooding, Hilance said on 17th July, 2015, he was standing outside his house when someone hit his head with a stone, and that  when turned round ,he saw the accused standing behind him, shouting ‘Ar miss u’ and ran away.

He continued that he was later escorted by his younger brother to the Adelaide Street Police station, where he was issued a medical request form that he took to a Health clinic at New England Ville, where he was treated and given fourteen stiches.

Hilance added that he later returned the medical request form to the police station, where a snapshot of his injury was taken by a journalist on the request of the police.

The accused was charged with wounding with intent contrary to Section 18 of the Offences Against the Person’s Act of 1861, wounding contrary to law and assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to Section 47 of the same Act.

The particulars of offence stated that Abu John Tyre on Friday, 17th July, 2015, at Genet Lane, Kingtom, wounded Sebestain Hilance with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, assaulted the complainant in a manner thereby occasioning actual bodily harm.

Sebestain Hilance was represented by Lawyer Kadija Zainab Bangura, who presented before Justice Gooding, the medical request form and photos of the injury as evidence.

The matter was adjourned to 2nd May 2016.


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