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Pathologist says death unnatural

August 21, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Public pathologist, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, yesterday told a Freetown Magistrates’ court that deceased Marie Samura’s death was “unnatural”.

Prosecutors alleged she was murdered by her husband, Gibril Fofanah, lecturer at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology.

While testifying before Magistrate Mohamed Serray-Wurie, Dr. Koroma told the court on 18 June, 2015 he got instructions from the Chief Medical Officer and upon request from the Coroner, he carry out a postmortem examination on the remains of one Marie Samura, 51, a female teacher formerly of No.20 Kumba Lane, Gbendebu, Goderich.

He said the body was identified to him by one Mr. Karim Samura, elder brother to the deceased, and resident of No.325 Bai Bureah Road, Calaba Town, investigating officer, Detective Police Constable 1022 Swaray A., and a Senior Crime Officer from the Adonkia Police Station.

Dr. Koroma stated that the postmortem examination found that the deceased died of “unnatural” cause, with the manner of death being homicidal. He said he victim suffered fractured bones, due to manual strangulation, spinal cord injury at the level of the cervical vertebrate, and consequent of dislocation and fracture of cervical vertebrae caused by blunt force injury on the neck of the deceased.

The accused, Gibril Fofanah, was arraigned on one count of murder, contrary to law.

 According to the prosecution, he murdered the victim on 14 June, 2015 at their Goderich residence, west end of Freetown

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