Man remanded for wounding with intent


OCTOBER 16, 2014 By Hawa Amara

One Ibrahim Turay was yesterday remanded in prison by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 for allegedly wounding one Alusine Kalokoh with intent.

He was arraigned on two counts of wounding with intent and wounding contrary to Sections 18 and 20 respectively of the Offence Against the Persons Act of 1816, following an incident on 14th October at Bailey Street, Brookfields, in Freetown, when the prosecutors say he maliciously wounded the complainant with intent of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

According to the complainant, the accused stabbed him underneath his neck following an altercation with local youths.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant 5984 Fofanah I.G., who had earlier objected to bail, requested for an adjournment to enable him hold a conference with witnesses. She also informed the court that the complainant’s condition was serious and couldn’t give evidence.

However, Magistrate Kamanda noted that the accused was making his second appearance in court, and urged the prosecution to open its case with a formal witness during the next adjourned date – 3 November.