By Jeneba A Conteh
Aiah Momodu, Osman Sensei and Ibrahim Sorie Kamara made another appearance before Magistrate Mark Ngeba of Pademba Road Court no.1 and they were remanded again at the Male Correctional Centre.
In his evidence, an okada rider who identified himself as Mayo Bangura recognized the complainant, Baimba Sannoh and also recognised the first accused Aiah, but said he didn’t know the second and third accused, Osman and Ibrahim.
He recalled on Friday 11 November,2022.
Bangura further that on that day, he was in Njaiama Town, Kono when he saw the first accused attacked the complainant, having a gun in his hand.
He said the first accused fired a gun and took a bag and money from the complainant and ran into a nearby bush.
He said he was later called to make statement at the police station.
The witness was cross examined by defense Counsel Roland Bangura on behalf of the accused.
They were refused bail and the matter was adjourned to 26 April 2023.
The accused were standing trial before the court on three count charges ranging from conspiracy, robbery with aggravation, unlawful possession of arms and ammunition to carrying offensive weapons without lawful authority contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
The charge sheet indicated that the first accused Aiah Momodu on Friday 11 November 2022 between Ukraine Mining sites and Njaiama Town, Kono District conspired together with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit robbery with aggravation.
The charge sheet further states that the first accused also on the same date and place, being armed with gun, robbed Bamba Sesay one Samsung Galaxy note 9 mobile phone valued twenty-one thousand six hundred Leones and a fiscal cash of fifty -five thousand Leones, totaling seventy-six thousand six hundred new Leones, property of Bamba Sesay
The charge sheet continue that the first accused also on the same day and place was also found in possession of a pistol mark S/CIV20-P1005380/77P having eight live rounds of ammunition and he was also found carrying offensive weapons to wit cutlass and electric shocker without lawful authority.
The charge sheet ended that the second and third accused Ibrahim and Osman on the same day and place at Bumpeh junction in Kono well known that the first accused Aiah attack and robbed the complainant received, comfort and harbour him.