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Kenema murder was unnatural

- Pathologist tells court

July 31, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Government pathologist Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma yesterday told the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No. 1 presided over by Magistrate Mohamed Seray-Wurie that Sulaiman Vakie, a four-year-old boy alleged to have been murdered by the accused persons – Kennie Amadu Saffa and Brima Nabie – died from unnatural causes.

Dr. Koroma told the court that on 15th May, 2015, he exhumed the remains of the boy at Ngewabu village in the Falla-Wondor Chiefdom, Kenema District and conducted an autopsy on the remains of the deceased at the grave side.

He said he later returned to Freetown and reduced his findings to postmortem report, which has since been in his custody and was signed and dated by him.

The pathologist specialist further informed the court that the causes of death were as a result of “neurogenic shock” due to long forced injury to the head and amplification of the upper and lower lips, as well as “Neath surgical incision of skin and shoulder level on the body back”.

“The death of the deceased was unnatural and the manner of death was homicidal and not accidental,” maintained Dr. Koroma.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused persons, on 13 April 2015 at Ngewabu village, Falla-Wondor Chiefdom in the Kenema District, murdered the deceased, a four-year-old boy.

The matter continues.

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