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In his testimony, 1st prosecution witness, Mohamed Dauda Kabba, who was  led in evidence by Lawyer Francis Ben Kaifala informed the court that, he is attached to the Homicide Unit of the Crminal Investigation Department Headquarters and recognized all accused person in the dock., and recalled the incident of Monday 12 November 2012.

He explained that, he recalled the incident of Monday 12 November 2012, and on the day in question, he was at the crime management unit at the Crminal Investigation Department Headquarters, when they received an intelligence from Criminal Investigation Branch at Congo cross police station to team up, for an onward investigation into the alleged killing of Adeyemi Johnson, at 65 Old Railway Line Wilberforce.

According to the witness, a team of officers from the Homicide Unit, together with officers at the Crminal Investigation Department Branch at Congo Cross, visited the scene of crime,  based  upon information earlier given to them, by one certain Dauphine that,  he saw smoke emitting  from deceased room.

Detective sergeant Mohamed Kabba further intimated that, they conducted a search  and found  Adeyemi lying dead his room ,at 65 Old Railway Line , Wilberforce , couled with his  entire room ransacked, stating that  as they continued with their search in other rooms,  they found a  peer of brown dessert boot, orange and green colored wind breaker, driving license with serial number-00167310 bearing the name and addresses of deceased in the room of 5th accused, Abdul Rashid Jalloh,  who shared the shame residence with deceased. 

The witnesses continued that, deceased hands were tied behind his back, his feet were also tied, his eyes silo taped, and mouth stuffed with some papers, adding that deceased was stabbed on his back, and 1 st accused,  Alakeh Olive Johnson, 2nd accused, Omar Masjid Eustace Cole and 3rd accused, Edward Joseph Moijueh ( alias Unomsi) were arrested at the scene of crime and detained.

 He said 2 accused informed them that, after the killing of Adeyemi Johnson, he went and enquired to the other accused persons, as to who stabbed deceased,  adding  that 2 accused said he was informed that ,  7 accused, Alie Conteh stabbed deceased to death, and that he was present when other  persons forcefully entered deceased room and started looting.

 He explained that 3rd and 6th accused was arrested in eastern district town of Kenema and brought down to Freetown, and  that, on Sunday 11 November 2012, 2 accused went to Wilberforce and called 7 th accused Alie Conteh to meet him at  a spot around spur road area.

Detective SGT Kabba told the court that, they were told that, 2 accused informed 7th accused that, he together with other accused persons had planned to kill Adeyemi Johnson, and that he would want him to be part of the deal.

The witness further stated that, accoeding to their investigation , 2 nd and 7 th accused later called 8th accused, Chernor Bah to meet them at their rendezvous, at spur loop area , narrating that after planning and finalizing the killing of Adeyemi Johnson , they all moved to the residence of deceased at 65 Old Railway Line Wilberforce, where they spent the night, ahead of dastardly plan.

 After they had murdered deceased on 12 November 2012, the witness said, they gathered that, 3 rd accused bundled deceased back to his room, and went out to buy petrol, and on the following morning, he went on 2 nd and 3rd accused set fire on deceased room, with the view to presenting a case,  as if  deceased died in a fire accident at his residence.

He also told the court that, they further learnt that, 3rd accused later instructed 7 th accused to moved with deceased, Toyota corolla car with registration number- AGW 112 to another spot at Old Railway Line, Wilberforce opposite London Mining Offices, after which  they went and sold the car  to  a certain Senesie, at  cost of Le9M nine million leones.

The witness concluded that, 3 rd and 7 th accused later communicated with  2 th 4 th ,5 th, 6 th, 8 th accused persons to meet a Lumely beach, with exception of 1st accused ,  where 3 rd  accused  said he handed over Le6M to them,  and then went away with remaining sum of money.

At this stage of proceeding, one of the jurors became ill-disposed and the prosecuting Counsel, Francis Ben Kaifal requested for an adjournment on the matter.

Matter was adjourned to Thursday 19 January 2017.

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