June 14, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura
Magistrate Dr.Abou Bakar Binneh-Kamara of Freetown Magistrate’s court no. 1, on Monday granted bail to one Ibrahim Turay in the sum of fifty million Leones and two sureties in like sum, sureties must produce a national passport each and bail must be approve by Master and Registrar.
The accused was charged with five counts of unlawful possession of offensive weapons to wit dynamite and attempted murder contrary to Section 14 of the Offences Against the Persons Act.
Assistant Superintendent of police, Samuel Kamara, had alleged that the accused person, after being caught with dynamite, attempted to suffocate Captain Saidu Bangura, Police Constable 13130 A. Tarawallie and A. Kamara in a manner to kill them.
Testifying before the court, Assistant Superintendent of police, Brima Kanneh, attached to Aberdeen police station, said he was on duty when he received a radio call from Local Unit Commander, Aiah Samadia, informing him that some boys were discharging dynamite at Sea Coach.
He continued that he left his office with a team of police officers and discovered dynamite and later took their police patrol and tried to arrest the boys, adding that the boy ran away, while the accused person threw dynamite at them.
ASP Kanneh said after the accused threw dynamite at them, they jumped into the water, while two police officers also jumped and caught them.
He said when the accused was arrested, he was found in possession of two dynamites which was taken to the police station for safe keeping.
The accused was represented by Ansu Lansana Esq. who in his bail application, stated that the accused person is young and if incarcerated at the Male Correctional centre, he would be transformed into a criminal, as the centre is now a place to groom hard core criminals.
The matter was adjourned to 26th June, 2017.