Deceased’s brother testifies in court
May 17, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura
One Ibrahim Kamara, brother to late Alpha Kamara, yesterday testified before Magistrate Abou Bakar Binneh-Kamara against one Fatmata Kamara who allegedly stabbed the deceased to death.
The witness told the court that on the night of the incident, he was relaxing with the deceased and the accused under a tree outside their house at Moa wharf, when the accused asked the deceased to pay three thousand Leones (Le3000) for a bowl of rice he had eaten.
He said the deceased promised to pay the bill on the next day but the accused insisted that he pay that particular night.
According to the witness, the couple continued the argument and that the deceased later slapped the accused, while fighting ensued between the two.
“They were arguing and my brother slapped Fatmata. I separated them and advised him to stop because the accused was pregnant,” he testified.
The witness said the deceased insisted retaliating because the accused had bitten him.
He said while the deceased was trying to retaliate, the accused removed a knife which she used to stab him in his stomach.
The witness continued that the deceased was later taken to Connaught hospital where he subsequently died.
The accused was dragged to court on one count charge of murder, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Hawa Bah, alleged that the accused on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017, at Moa Wharf in Freetown, murdered her husband, Alpha Kamara.
Meanwhile, the accused who was unrepresented, was remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned to Monday, 22nd May, 2017.