Witness explains how deceased was murdered
January 20, 2015 By Hawa Amara
Second prosecution witness in the ongoing murder trial involving Jeremiah Reeves, a former lawyer’s clerk who is alleged to have murdered one Ibrahim Sie, yesterday told the court graphic details of how the deceased was murdered.
Joseph Samuka Kamara, while being cross-examined by defence counsel H.M. Gevao, told the court that while sitting at his veranda on 23 August 2014, at around 9pm, the accused returned home from work, greeted him and went inside.
“But after 15 minutes, the accused came outside and started using abusive language on PW1 (Prosecution Witness 1) Angela and even hit her door,” Kamara testified, and added that the deceased then told the accused to stop causing noise and wait until the following day.
“When PW1 later came out, the accused slapped her and they started fighting. The accused’s mother and I separated them from fighting. The accused was then taken upstairs by his mother,” the witness further testified.
He noted that the deceased then cried out aloud that the accused had stabbed him, and that he went to the scene and saw blood oozing from his neck.
The accused was arraigned on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
He is charged with murdering the victim on 23 August, 2014, at Bass Street, Brookfields, Freetown.
The matter continues.