Incest: soldier remanded!


May 30, 2016 By Hawa Amara

A soldier at the Murray Town barracks, Ibrahim Kamara, was last Friday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road after he was arraigned for allegedly sexually penetrating his own daughter.

The accused appeared at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, charged with one count of incest, contrary to section 10(1) of the Sexual Offences Act, No.12 of 2012.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused on diverse dates between 1 January and 7 April, 2016 at the Murrary Town military barracks, sexually penetrated the victim who is only 12 years.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant 5984 Fofanah I.G. applied for an adjournment in order to assemble the witnesses and prepare them for the preliminary investigation.

Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara upheld the application of the police prosecutor and adjourned the matter until 1 June, when the prosecutor is expected to open his case.