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Alleged Robber Awaits Judgment

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Alleged Robber Awaits Judgment


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Police alleged that the accused person, Mohamed Samura alias Blaka on a diverse date between 29th April 2017 and 1st May 2017, conspired with unknown individuals to commit a Felony; to wit Robbery.

The accused person is said to have committed the said offences in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone by robbing the Complainant, Mohamed Sesay of his land rover black dual manual mobile phone valued at one hundred and eighty thousand Leones

He is also alleged to have robbed Mohamed Sesay of fiscal cash of ten million Leones and in the process, assaulted the complainant’s wife, madam Fatmata Sesay.

On the six of November 2018, the prosecution made an application for the accused person, Mohamed Samura alias Blaka to be tried by judge alone instead of judge and jury which was granted by the court.

According to the court record, the prosecution has led six witnesses and tendered in evidence five exhibits in respect of the matter before the court.

In his remarks, the adjudicating Judge, Hon. Justice Monfred Sesay intimated the court that both the prosecution and the defense have made their final addresses and was withdrawing the case file for judgment pretty soon.

He later ordered that the accused person, Mohamed Samura be remanded at the Male Correctional Centre at Pademba Road in Freetown.

The State was representing by Barrister J.A.K. Sesay from the Law Officers’ Department at Guma Building, while the accused person, lawyer E.B. Kargbo was conspicuously absent in court when the matter was mentioned.

In a separate development, three alleged murderers have re-appeared before Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu presiding over the High Court of Sierra Leone.

The three alleged murderers are Demoh Bangura, Shollay Val Davies and David Sesay, and that the State claimed that the three accused persons conspired with other persons unknown to murder Patrick Bangura alias Junior at 77K Upper Tengbeh Town in Freetown between 10th April 2016 and 12 April 2016.

The State also alleged that the three accused persons, Demoh Bangura, Shollay Val Davies and David Sesay murdered Patrick Bangura and deposited his remains in a local latrine pit at the above stated address.

When the matter was mentioned for hearing, the jurors were incomplete, thus, restraining the court from proceeding with the matter.

The three alleged murderers and charged with the offence of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, contrary to Section (4) of Offences against persons Act of 1861.

Since the court could not proceed with the matter, due to the non-appearance of some jurors, the presiding judge, Hon. Justice John Bosco Alliue ordered that the accused persons, Demoh Bangura and Shollay Val Davies be kept at the maximum state detention centres in Freetown.

The third accused person, David Sesay has already been put on bail.

The State was represented by Kabbah Conteh from the Law Officers’ Department at Guma Building in Freetown, while the second and third accused persons, Shollay Val Davies and David Sesay were defended by lawyer, Cecilia Taulker from the Legal Aid Board.

The matter comes up again on 3rd June this year.

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