Sexual penetration accuse discharged for wants of prosecution

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October 3, 2019

By Ibrahim K. Turay

Justice Momoh Jah Stevens of the Freetown High Court yesterday discharged one Christopher Wuseni  because the prosecution  failed to produce witness(s).

The accused was before the High Court of Sierra Leone for the offence of Sexually Penetration of a child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexually Offences Act No 12 of 2012.

The State prosecutor, J. B. Kamara had alleged that the accused on 28th December, 2018 in Freetown, Western Area of Sierra Leone, Sexually penetrated a 16-year-old child

Earlier, defense counsel, M. Karimu applied that the accused be put on bail, but the judge said he should have applied for the matter to be discharged.

The lawyer told the court that the matter has taking too long and the state has not produce any witness in the matter.

“Because the state has failed to proceed with the matter, I therefore discharge the matter for wants of prosecution,” he said