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Alleged Murderer Goes To High Court

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 Magistrate Binneh Kamara maintained that, the prosecution witness told the jam-packed court session in his evidence in chief that after spending some time with friends, he decided to go home and was on his way, when he saw accused person, Abdul Karim Bangura holding a long knife and chasing the deceased, Alimamy Thaimu Kamara.

The evidence of the witness also stated that, out of curiosity he ran after them and eventually saw accused persons stabbing the deceased on his chest with a long knife, thus leaving him swimming in the pool of his own blood, and later passed away while he was been transported to Connaught Hospital for medical attention.

  He said the evidence further revealed that, accused person later brandished a long knife and threatened to stab any man that may advance towards him or stand on his way, and later on managed to surreptitiously slip way out of the irate and angry crowd who had wanted to dispense jungle justice to him.

According to him, the deceased was taken to the Eastern Police Station but later died, while he was been transported to the Connaught Hospital in Freetown for medical attention, stating that the prosecution has led and provided sufficient evidence connecting and holding accused person, Abdul Karim Bangura culpable for the brutal murder of Alimamy Thaimu Bangura, and to stand trial in the High Court of Sierra Leone.

Court records further disclosed that, accused person was later nabbed by the police at a secluded  hideout in some part of Freetown, brought down to Eastern Police Station where statement was obtained from him, and subsequently charged to court.

The deceased, according to the prosecuting police officer, John Dumbuya left behind six children.

Furthermore, the 2nd prosecution witness who is also police officer attached to the Homicide Syndicate of the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Freetown, DCP 8576 Issa Kamara testified that, he recalled 7 November 2015, and was on duty when a transferred case of murder from Eastern Police Station was handed over to him for further investigation.

He informed the court that, on 8th November 2015, police SGT 6589 Nanoh J. S including him contemporaneously interviewed accused person by cautioning and questioning him in Krio, and he made statement to them in Krio which, they recorded in English.

He said at the end of the interview statement, it was read over and explained to him in Krio which he accepted to be true and correct and signed it in his own hand writings, and furthered that, they eventually charged accused person on same 8 November 2015 with the offence of Murder, contrary to Offence Against Persons Act of 1861 of the laws of Sierra Leone.    

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