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Lungi Murder:

Deceased stabbed 10 times!

By Hawa Amara 

Saidu Bangura, 38, who was allegedly murdered by his female friend, Fatmata Tucker Moijueh, was stabbed ten times, according pathologist Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma.

The medico was giving expert witness yesterday at the Freetown Magistrates Court No.2 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda.

He told the court on 9th April, 2014 he got instructions from the Chief Medical Officer to perform a post-mortem examination on the remains of the deceased, a former generator and mobile phone mechanic formerly of 26 Upper Mellon Street, Wellington.

“Upon conclusion of the autopsy, I reduced my findings to a post-mortem examination report with all dated and signed by me and the original copy has since been in my custody,” he said, before tendering it to the court as exhibit P1 to 5.

He said the cause of death was a deep cut on the throat, fractures on the head and massive bleeding as a result of a wound, adding that the deceased had no illness prior to his gruesome death.

While being cross-examined by defence counsel Ishmael Philip Mammie, the witness confirmed the deceased was healthy and did not suffer from any prior ailment, and that the level of alcohol in his body was ‘normal’.

The accused was arraigned on one count of murder, contrary to the law of Sierra Leone, after an incident at the Suffian Guest House in Lungi on 6 April, 2014 left the deceased dead, apparently as a result of a deep cut on the throat.

The matter is prosecuted by state counsels Monfred Sesay and A.G.M. Bockarie.

The matter continues on 5 June.

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