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Rutile security died of spinal cord damage

- autopsy result reveals

By Francis Ndanema in Moyamba

Consultant pathologist and chief forensic expert, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, has reported that the SSGI guard, Sallieu Kallon, who was allegedly murdered at the Sierra Rutile mine in the Moyamba District, died as a result of serious injury to the head and damage to the spinal cord.

Revealing the autopsy result to Concord Times, Local Unit Commander at the Rutile police station, Supt. Alimamy Gibril Sesay, said the pathologist’s report indicated that the SSGI security officer died “as a result of a kick he received at his side which destroyed his lungs”.

The report further said that Kallon was also hit with a stick on the head that affected his spinal cord, thus leading to his death.

“The autopsy result showed that there was some amount of resistance on the part of the diseased during the struggle to kill him,” LUC Sesay explained.

However, contrary to suggestion by some locals that some parts were missing from the late 23-year-old’s body, LUC Sesay said the postmortem result did not indicate that any part was removed.

He however confirmed that nine people are in police custody in connection to the matter, and are helping them in their investigation.

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