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Witness testifies in murder case involving lawyer’s clerk

DECEMBER 11, 2014 By Hawa Amara & Isata Janneh

A witness, Angela Koroma, yesterday testified in a murder case involving Jeremiah Reeves, former clerk to lawyer Alhaji M. Kamara. Reeves is alleged to have murdered Ibrahim Sie and was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda on one count of murder contrary to law.

According to Ms. Koroma, both the victim and accused resided in the same compound, and that on 23 August 2014, the accused went into a fit of anger using abusive language against her mother after he was told his child had been beaten by her child.

She said the accused attempted to force his way into her apartment to beat her child but was restrained by a man by the name of Alie and the deceased. She said the accused was so enraged that he slapped the deceased, and when the latter protested that he didn’t mean any harm and was only trying to pacify him, the accused replied, “You are the one I wanted in this matter”.

She said a fight ensued between them before they were separated by youths in the area, but the accused uttered threatening remarks that he was not yet done with the deceased.

The witness further stated that the deceased returned to his apartment and was sitting in his veranda when the accused came with a knife and stabbed him on his neck. She added that the stab victim died before he was taken to the hospital.

The matter is prosecuted by Sergeant 922 Dumbuya J.

Defence counsel Lansana Dumbuya applied for the statement of the accused and witness to be availed to him, citing Section 90(3) of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965.

The matter will again be mentioned on 8 January 2015.

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