Jakitay murder case committed to High Court

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By Mohamed J Kargbo

On Monday, May 20, Magistrate Sahr Kekura committed the murder case of Mohamed Jakitay to the High Court for further investigation.

In his ruling, Magistrate Kekura noted that both the defense and the state counsel had presented several witnesses and tendered various pieces of evidence, including a black-handled knife and a white AirPod found beside the deceased.

Statements were also submitted as evidence. The prosecution has closed its case, and the defense counsel has submitted a no-case submission, which was read in court.

Mohamed Jakitay is standing trial on one count of murder for allegedly killing his cousin, Ibrahim Jakitay, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The police allege that on July 28, 2023, at Kellie Farm, Malambay Village, Waterloo in Freetown, Mohamed Jakitay murdered Ibrahim Jakitay with intent.

The case has been committed to the High Court in Freetown for further proceedings.

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