Both alleged murderers are facing two count charges relating to Conspiracy and Murder, which contravene Offences against Persons Act of 1861 of the laws of Sierra Leone.
The particulars of the offence state that both accused persons murdered a prolific and outstanding journalist, who was also the Editor of one the country’s vibrant and informative media institutions, The New Age Newspaper, late Ibrahim Samura.
According to the Charge Sheet, Albert George Williams and Abubakar Daramy made their second appearance before Magistrate Mark Ngebga presiding over Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Pademba Road for allegedly committed the said offences, back in March 2018 around Lumley, within the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area in the Republic of Sierra Leone.
When the matter was mentioned for hearing yesterday 29th October 2019, Lead Counsel for both alleged murderers, Melron Nicol-Wilson respectfully applied to the adjudicating Magistrate, Mark Ngegba for an adjournment, on the grounds that the first accused, Albert George Williams is seriously ill and needed urgent medical attention.
He told the well-attended court that he noticed that his Client’s health has detiorated by his physical outlook, and that the court should grant him the opportunity to seek medical attention to either the doctor at the Male Correctional Centre or any other doctor.
The submissions made by Barrister Melron Nicol-Wilson, the Principal State Prosecutor, Adrian Fisher who was in full readiness to proceed with the matter did not object to bail, even though the first prosecution witness, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma was present in court for his testimony.
Against this backdrop, the presiding Magistrate, Mark Ngegba weighed the submissions by the prosecution and the defense and denied bail whiles adjourning the matter to Friday 1st November this year.
In a separate development, High Court Judge, Hon. Justice Momojah Stevens presiding over the High Court of Sierra Leone has convicted and sentenced a fifty years old man, Amadu Conteh (alias B.M) to five years jail term for the offence of sexual penetration.
The convict being a Laborer and Security Guard at the Cathedral Primary School in the Bishop Johnson Secondary School Compound at Fourah Bay Road in Freetown, penetrated the sex organ of a fourteen years old girl, contrary to Section (19) of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012.
When the Charge was put to the convict, Amadu Conteh, he did not waste the court’s precious time by pleading guilty and begged the presiding Judge to tamper justice with mercy before judgment was slammed on him.