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2 Docked for Kroo Bay Murder

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The State claimed that both accused persons murdered one Antony Grey on 1st January 2015 at Camp Diva, within the Kroo Bay community.

Testifying in court, the first prosecution witness, Detective Inspector John M. Kamara informed the court that prior to the alleged murder incident, he was attached to the Criminal Investigation Department branch at the Central Police Station in Freetown.

The witness recalled the incident of 1st January 2015, and that on the day in question, he was on duty at the Criminal Investigation Department branch at the Central Police Station, when the second alleged murderer, Philip Duramany arrived at the station and reported a case of assault.

Detective Inspector, John M. Kamara informed the court that he was about to issue a police medical request form to the second accused, Philip Duramany, when he received information that Duramany  was involved in a fracas with one Antony Grey that led him to sustain injuries.

He also testified that he received additional information that the said Antony Grey whom Philip Duramany had a fight with had been killed.

According to the witness, considering the injuries Philip Duramany sustained, the police decided to hospitalize him under their custody, adding that his department also received information that the first accused person, Sheka Sesay was hibernating somewhere around Mile 91 along the Waterloo- Masiaka Highway.

The witness, Detective Inspector John M. Kamara further stated that modalities were put in place which led to the arrest of Sheka Sesay. He added himself, together with a team of detectives visited the scene of crime, and took snapshots before the remains of Anthony Grey were conveyed to the Connaught Hospital Mortuary.

He added that an autopsy examination was carried out on the remains of Anthony Grey by Chief Superintendent of Police, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, after which he issued the death certificate, indicating the cause of death of Anthony Grey.

The witness went on to say that the police obtained contemporaneous caution statements from both accused persons separately by observing the Judge’s Rule, after which they validated their statements by affixing their right hand thumb print.

He went on to say that on 21st January 2015, charge statements were obtained from both accused persons severally, before they were charged to court for the aforementioned offence.

The State was represented by lawyer E.T. Jalloh, whilst the alleged murderers, Sheka Sesay and Philip Duramany were defended by barrister, Sonia Bobanie-Browne from the Legal Aid Board.

The matter comes up again on Wednesday 30th October 2019.

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