April 19, 2018 By Yusufu S. Bangura
Magistrate Abdul Sheriff yesterday (Wednesday 18 April) committed a sexual penetration matter involving one Gibrilla Bangura to the High Court for trial.
The accused person had been appearing before Magistrate Sheriff in a preliminary investigation of sexual penetration of a child, contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012.
Police Prosecutor, Sergeant 8534 Sesay G., alleged that the accused person had sexual intercourse with the 4-year-old girl on Sunday, 4th February, at Kroo Bay in Freetown
Magistrate Sheriff said that, ‘having gone through the evidence so far adduced in the preliminary investigations, I am satisfied the accused person has a case to answer. I therefore commit this matter to the High Court of justice for trial.”
Meanwhile, he ordered that the accused be remanded until the commencement of the trial in the High Court. If convicted the accused person could serve as long as fifteen years behind bars.