Exhibit Clerk tenders bullet shells and live bullets in court
March 12, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Detective Police Constable 1989 Samuel Mansaray attached to the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters on Pademba Road in Freetown yesterday tendered in court seven empty bullet shells, two live rounds of bullet, one chainsaw, one cutlass and two long iron bars, while testifying in the ongoing preliminary investigation of the Tengbeh Town murder of an OSD police officer by allegedly two persons – Solomon Bondi and Hector Sesay.
DPC 1989 Mansaray said part of his duties was to receive exhibits from investigators for safe keeping and avail them in court when necessary.
He said he recalled on 20January, 2015, while on duty, when one Detective Police Constable 11094 Smart P.B. brought the aforementioned exhibits for safe keeping, and they had since been kept in custody.
The accused persons were docked on five counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery with aggravation and murder contrary to law, after the prosecution alleged they and certain unknown individuals raided a house on No.9 Off Beckley Lane, Tengbeh Town, west of Freetown, on 1 January, 2015, and stole property worth millions belonging to one Mohamed Abass, as well as murdered Daniel Sallieu Kamara, a police officer who was guarding the house.
The men were also charged with the theft of an AK47 rifle valued US$1,400 and a magazine containing 30 live bullets valued US$150, being property of the Sierra Leone Police Force.
The matter continues.