Murder case committed to High Court


November 28, 2018

By Yusufu S. Bangura

Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Freetown Magistrate’s Court No.1, Tuesday committed to the High Court a murder case allegedly involving one Mohamed Kamara.

The accused, according to the prosecution, killed one Alfred Sama at Goderich Road, Lumley, west of Freetown.

Kamara, 33, a businessman, was before the court on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

Police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Ibrahim S. Mansaray had told the court that the accused person on Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 at No.18 Goderich Road, Lumley, Freetown, murdered his victim.

“I have gone through the evidence and satisfied that the accused person does have questions to answer pursuant to the offence charged. I therefore commit the matter to High Court of Justice for further trail,” Magistrate Bangura ordered.

In another development in the same courtroom, one Ibrahim Kargbo, 28, was also sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment or pay a fine of Le500,000.

He had been charged with two counts of carrying offensive weapon and loitering, contrary to Section 8 of the Public Order Act No.46 of 1965.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Fatmata Kuyateh, had alleged that the accused person on Friday, 16th November, 2018 at Goderich Street, Freetown was caught with a knife while loitering around with the intent to commit a felony.

Magistrate Bangura sentenced the accused person on count one and discharged him on count two for want of prosecution.

Meanwhile, it was unclear whether he paid his fine to avoid the jail term as we went to press.