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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Three army officers arraigned on murder

By Hawa Amara  

Three army officers – Captain Samuel Munda Momodu, Lieutenant Hendry Lamin Sesay and Lieutenant Alhaji Borbor Sheriff – have been arraigned at the Magistrate Court No.2 in Freetown, presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda, on murder.

They trio were arraigned on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone after prosecutors alleged they have murdered a non-commission officer, Charles Amadu Williams.

According to the prosecution, the accused persons on 26 February 2014 had murdered the victim at the Armed Forces Training Center at Benguema, few kilometres outside Freetown.

Police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Raymond B. Dunia, applied for an adjournment to allow the prosecution to assemble their witnesses.

The magistrate remanded the trio at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road until the next date of hearing.

The hearing at the magistrate court is a preliminary investigation, which will be committed to the High Court for full trial if there was sufficient evidence that the men have a case to answer; otherwise the matter will be discharged for lack of evidence.

The accused persons are represented by G.B. Kanneh, R. Gidwayne and A.B. Samura.

The matter continues.

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