Police officer remanded for alleged murder

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By Elizabeth Kamara

Thirty-five-year-old Alpha Bash Osman Kamara a police officer, appeared before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of the Pademba Road Court No.1 in Freetownfor alleged murder.

The accused was arraigned  in court on one count charge of  murder contrary to Section 1 of the Offense Against the Person Act 1861 as repealed and replaced by Section (1)(a) to the schedule of the Abolition of Death Penalty Act 6 of 2022.

It was alleged that the accused person, on Monday, 1st January 2023, at New London, Kossoh Town in Freetown, murdered Issa Kanu.
In the last adjourned date the police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police, I.S Mansaray, sought for a short adjourned date for him to bring his witness to court.
The defense lawyer asked for a short adjourned date for him to be familiar with the case file.
Meanwhile, Magistrate Sahr kekura refused bail and adjourned the matter to the 16 of February 2024.

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