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Police officer granted Le50M bail for abusing girl, 10

June 23, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara has yesterday granted bail to Police Sergeant 6905 Komba Damba attached to Operational Support Division (OSD) Headquarters in the sum of fifty million Leones (Le50m) and one surety in like sum for allegedly abusing a ten year old girl.

Damba, 50, was charged with one count of sexual penetration contrary to the Sexual Penetration Act of 2012.

The prosecution alleges that on 8th March, 2017, Damba sexually penetrated a girl below the age of 18 to wit ten (10) years.

The ten-year-old girl told the court that she recognised the accused as her neighbour at Kingtom Police Barracks and recalled that on the day of the incident, she was at school and felt sick when the wife of the accused asked her (the victim) to take a bucket of water to her house.

The victim said she agreed to take the water to the house because she was a friend to the accused’s wife daughter.

“When I arrived at the house, the accused hid my slippers and dragged me to his room,” she said.

According to the victim, the accused stripped her naked and had sexual intercourse with her.

She testified that the accused threatened to kill her if she explained to anyone what has happened between them.

She told the court that when she returned home, her mother saw a scar on her legs and asked as to what the problem was, while I narrated her ordeal.

The girl stated that her mother took her to Adelaide Street police station, where she was given a medical request form which they took to Rainbow centre at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) for medical examination and treatment, noting that they returned the endorsed medical form and made statement to the Police.

Speaking from the dock, the accused told the court that he has been in the Force for the past twenty seven (27) years and had never involved in such problem.

He said he had a twelve years old daughter and cannot tamper with a girl at such age.

The matter was adjourned to the 28th June, 2017, for a possible committal to the High Court.


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