By Yusufu S. Bangura
Susan Komba, a 60-year-old woman was yesterday sent to the Female Correctional Centre by Magistrate Sahr Kekura of the Pademba Road Court No.1 for allegedly beating her husband, Dennis Komba, to death.
The accused made her first appearance in court and was arraigned on one count of manslaughter contrary to law.
It was alleged that the accused on Wednesday 1st December 2021, at Block N0.9 Grafton, Freetown, unlawfully killed Dennis Komba.
When the charge was read to the accused, no plea was taken because the offense is a capital offense.
The second happens to be the second wife of the deceased. It was alleged that the accused on the aforementioned date physically abused the deceased and as a result sustained bruises on his forehead and further complained of general body pain and died thereafter.
The deceased was a retired Assistance Superintendent of Police.
Police prosecutor, Sergeant 9155 Dwight Marcarthy, requested for an adjournment to have proper conference with his witnesses.
There was no legal representation for the accused in court during her first appearance.
Magistrate Sahr Kekura refused the accused bail and remanded her in prison whiles the matter was adjourned to 14th February 2022, for the first prosecution witness to testify.