July 4, 2017 By Elizabeth A. Kaine
Magistrate Santigie Bangura presiding at the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.5 yesterday remanded one Theopheius Ibrahim Kanu at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly bitting sixteen year old Jassica Mansaray.
Kanu, 35, was before the court on three counts ranging from causing grievous bodily harm, wounding, to assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to Sections 18, 20 and 47 of the Offence against the Persons Act of 1861.
Police prosecutor, Sergeant 1972 Pessima M.M, alleges that on Friday 9th June 2017, at No. 13 Freetown Road, Goderich, west of Freetown, the accused person wounded the complainant with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.
Earlier, in her testimony, the victim said she was flogging her nephew when the accused came out from his house and questioned why she was do so.
She told the court that after responding to the accused’s question, the latter told her that he would retaliate if she continues flogging the boy.
She said whilst she was still in action, the accused came and engaged her in a fight. During the struggle, the accused bit her middle finger which has resulted into a swollen hand.
Meanwhile, the matter has been adjourned to the 10th July 2017.
In related development in the same Courtroom, a 19-year-old commercial bike rider, Joseph Kamara has pleaded guilty on fraudulent conversion contrary to Section 20(1) ( iv)(a) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
Police says the convict fraudulently converted to his own use and benefit, one motor-bike (Star-TVS) with registration No. ALE-187 valued four million three hundred thousand Leones, entrusted to him by one John Titus James for the purpose of commercial riding.
Meanwhile, magistrate Bangura fined the man three hundred thousand Leones or go to jail for three months.