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Three remanded for murder

March 20, 2018 By Yusufu S. Bangura

Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, yesterday remanded Alimany Sesay, Musa Kuyateh and Osman Kamara to the Male Correctional Centre for alleged murder.

The trio are before Magistrate Bangura on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

According to prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Theresa M. Bangura, the three accused persons on Thursday, 9 November, 2017, at Salone Bar Night club, Kissy Road in Freetown, conspired to allegedly murder one Abu-Bakar Kamara.

In her testimony, Numa Kamara, told the court that the deceased was her husband and recognised all the accused persons as customers who used to frequent Salone bar night club.

Numa recalled that on the date of the incident she overheard the deceased and an unknown person arguing inside the bar.

She said that when she arrived at the scene, she heard the unknown person threatening the deceased, adding that the security came in and asked what was happening between the accused and the deceased.

The witness told the court that moments after the argument, the first accused called the second to take the deceased out of the club, but the latter refused and was kicked by the first accused.

The witness said the accused person threw broken bottles on the floor where the accused laid and beat with a truncheon which left him with serious injuries.

She said the first and second accused fled the scene as she took the deceased to a Satellite hospital in the area, adding that she later reported the matter to the Kissy Police Station, where he was given a police officer to accompany her to the hospital.

The witness said that the deceased had already been transferred to Connaught Hospital by the time she returned to the satellite hospital with the police officer, but the latter went with her to take photograph of the deceased.

“The next day, Abu-Bakarr was dead. I went to Kissy Police Station to make a statement,” she said.

Also, Detective Police Constable 10588 Abubakarr Kamara, attached to the Criminal Investigation Department at Hasting Police Station, testified.

The detective recalled that on Saturday, 3rd March, 2018 while on duty, an enquiry file was handed by Sergeant 8593 Sesay M. for further investigation. The file contained statement of both accused and a death certificate, he said. He tendered them as part of evidence before the court.

  1. Thorlley and K. S. Coomber are defending the accused persons.

The matter will come up again on Wednesday, 21st March.

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