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Kenema murder:

Witness says victim’s clothes had blood stain

July 29, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Detective Police Constable 10215 Emmanuel L. Jusu has told the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No. 1 that blood stain was visible on the clothes of murder victim, Sulaiman Vakie, 4.

Kennie Amadu Saffa and Brima Nabie are being investigated for the alleged murder of the toddler at a village called Ngewabu in Falla-Wondor Chiefdom, Kenema District.

While testifying before Magistrate Mohamed Seray-Wurie, Detective Jusu told the court that on 10 April, 2015 a case and enquiry file was transferred from the Kenema Police Division to the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters in Freetown for further investigation.

The witness stated that on the same date, a team of detectives headed by Assistant Superintendent M.K. Alieu travelled to Kenema. He said they arrived in the village on 11 April and obtained statements from witnesses.

He said a man by the name of Alhaji Vandy, who was a suspect, was arrested and statement obtained from him.

The witness said on 5 May, the accused persons were arrested and statements obtained from them, and that during the course of their investigation two coloured clothes belonging to the accused persons were discovered, with suspected blood stains on each.

He said detectives made a request for the government pathologist to conduct a postmortem examination on the remains of the deceased, adding that the accused persons were charged with the offence of conspiracy to murder and murder contrary to law on 15 May following the completion of their investigation.

According to the particulars the offence, the accused persons murdered their victim on 9April, 2015 at Ngewabu Falla-Wondor Chiefdom in the Kenema District.

The matter continues on 30 July.

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