Tailor granted Le500M bail for wounding

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By Blessing C Cole  

On Monday, June 24, Alhaji Thoronka, a tailor, appeared before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Pademba Road Court No. 1 on a charge of wounding with intent. The incident allegedly took place on May 17, 2024, in Sumalia Town, Freetown, where Thoronka is accused of wounding Kadiatu.

During the court session, the charge was read, but Thoronka did not enter a plea. Inspector Kadie Taylor led the testimony of Humu Kamara, a housewife who knows the complainant as her mother and the accused as her neighbor.

 Kamara recounted that on May 17, 2024, she informed her husband about the accused assaulting her. Her husband confronted Thoronka, who initially refused to discuss the matter, claiming it was already with the police. An argument ensued, during which Thoronka allegedly used abusive language.

Kamara’s mother intervened, advising everyone to leave as the matter was with the police. During this exchange, Thoronka allegedly kicked Kamara’s mother, causing her to fall over a retaining wall and sustain a head injury.

 Kamara took her mother to New England Ville Police Station and then to Connaught Hospital, where her mother received thirteen stitches and was admitted for five days.

Under cross-examination by lawyer Thomas Conteh, more details emerged about the incident. Magistrate Sahr Kekura subsequently granted Thoronka bail set at 500 million Leones with two sureties.

The sureties must be employed in government institutions in Sierra Leone and provide valid identification showing their addresses in Freetown. The bail must be approved by the deputy assistant registrar. The case was adjourned to July 1 for further proceedings.

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