It could be recalled that eleven accused persons have been remanded at the maximum security prison by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 for allegedly murdering one Francis Kamara aka ‘Obluffa’.
The accused persons included Abdul Fullah, Alhaji Bangura, Orfather Koroma, Alhassan Jalloh, Mohamed Koroma, Abdul Rahman Mansaray, Mohamed Metto Kanu, Alimamy Fofanah, Sheriff Kamara alias Jaygay, Edwin Manga and Abdul Bangura. They were arraigned on two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Murder contrary to Section 4 of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861, and Murder contrary to law.
This matter was re-heard on 11 November, 2018.
Furthermore, a local tabloid reported on 10th September 2014 the death of one Francis Kamara who was tortured to death by a group of thugs.
Francis Kamara’ death resulted from severe beatings and torture on 11th September, 2014 at the Jorpoh Farm in the Waterloo District.
On 20th Oct. 2014 this medium published what could be referred to as an alibi someone (name withheld) who claimed to be in London, where he too learnt about the death of the young man.
The late Francis Kamara alias “Orbluffer” is not the only Sierra Leonean that has been killed at the Jorpoh farm. The first Sierra Leonean to suffer untimely death at the Jorpoh Farm was popularly known as “C.O. Berrin Ground.”
As we go to press, at least eight people have been murdered at Jorpoh Farm. Meanwhile, Sierra Leone Police crime investigators at CID are reluctant to speak more on this dangerous but important societal ill.
Speaking to AYV yesterday at CID Headquarters, it was learnt that even though efforts are being made by relatives of the murdered persons, those that are in authority at CID and that are capable and responsible of giving out information on this matter and other matters are reluctant or are ill-disposed to give out information.
He/she maintained that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is the correct individual that should ascertain whether this matter goes to court or not, adding that as far as the CID is concerned, the DPP is yet to make a decision.
Several people that have interest in this matter are questioning the DPP’s silence, saying that perhaps the DPP is foiling the case.
The new Director of Public Prosecution, (DPP), Easmon Nathanael Ngakui, after subscribing to oath of office in line with Section 66 (2) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone informed the general public that his task is enormous, but that he is optimistic with the help of God and with support from President Bio to be able to perform well in his new job.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution was created by the 1991 Constitution with the powers to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court in respect of any offences against the laws of Sierra Leone; to take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that may have been instituted by any other person or authority; and to discontinue at any stage before judgment is delivered in any such criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by himself or any other person or authority.
However, we at AYV shall continue our investigation.