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Human trafficking matter goes High Court

May 30, 2016 By Hawa Amara

One Abdulai Russell, who allegedly trafficked and attempted to sell his younger sibling Umaro Russell for Le3 million, last week had his case committed to the High Court by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara for further trial.

The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 on one count of trafficking in a person contrary to law.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused on Friday, 11 March, 2016 at Big Market in Freetown, attempted to sell the victim.

In his, ruling Dr. Binneh-Kamara noted that the prosecution called three witnesses and that the evidence levied against the accused was sufficient to warrant his committal to the High Court for trial.

“I therefore commit the matter to the High Court for trial without bail,” he ruled.

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