Two in court for trafficking girl, 13


November 10, 2016By Hawa Amara

One Fatmata Fofanah and Mohamed Sesay were yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Dr.Abou Bhakarr Binne-Kamara at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, for allegedly trafficking of a thirteen (13) year old girl for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex.

The accused persons were charged with three counts of conspiracy, harbouring and human trafficking, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

According to the particulars of offence, they are alleged to have, on diverse dates between 26th July and 27th August, 2016 at Foamex Junction, Calaba Town, conspired with unknown individuals to commit a felony, to wit harbouring.

The prosecutor also alleges that the accused persons trafficked the victim for immoral purposes.

According to the charge sheet, the first accused (Fatmata Fofanah) had pleaded with the victim to accompany her to Calaba Town, and that on their arrival at night, the accused asked the victim to spend the night with her since it was late.

The charge sheet claimed that first accused then handed over the victim to her junior brother, who slept with her.

The charge sheet continued that the said brother took the victim to his room and sexually penetrated her.

It is further alleged that the first accused also took the victim to another place, where she had sex with different men, who paid money to the accused.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Margret Kpundeh, applied for a date to conduct proper interview with the witnesses.

The matter was adjourned to 18 November, when it is expected that the prosecution will open its case.