Soldier remanded for murder


September 7, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Musa Sesay, a soldier of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, was last Friday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly murdering one Mashud Salieu Kamara at the Lumley bus halt.

The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda on one count of murder contrary to law.

According to police prosecutor Assistant Superintendent Raymond B. Dunnia, the accused murdered the deceased on Thursday, 20 August, 2015 at the Lumley bus station in Freetown.

ASP Dunnia informed the court that although one of his witnesses was present he had not prepared him to lead evidence, thus pleading with the magistrate to grant him more time in order to meet with prosecution witnesses.

Magistrate Kamanda granted him his wish and adjourned the matter to 9 September, when the prosecution is expected to open their case.

The accused person was represented by counsels C.F. Edward and F.B. Conteh.