The four alleged murderers include Ibrahim Kalokoh alias Cartel, Festus Mansaray alias Big Man, Alhaji Steven Bangura alias Stiga and Alpha Umaru Jalloh alias Maju. The incident occurred between 15 December 2016 to 22 December 2016 when the accused persons broke into the residence of the late Samuel Omar Williams and killed him therein before carting away valuable household items.
All the accused persons are facing five count charges ranging from Murder, Robbery with Aggravation, Robbery, Accessory before the Fact and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony to wit, Robbery with Aggravation, contrary to (31) Sub Section (1a) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
The Particulars of Offence state that after the accused persons had murdered Rtd. Lt. Gen. Samuel Omar Williams with a shot-gun, they carted away his Apple laptop computer, portfolio, valuable wrist gold and silver watches, expensive mobile phones and other valuable household properties including personal belongings, all to the total value of fifty six million, three hundred and fifty thousand Leones.
A twelve-man panel of jurors was empanelled to commence the trial of the four accused persons and State Prosecutor, Augustine Sheku was also present and ready to start leading prosecution witnesses in evidence.
Unfortunately, the court could not proceed, as Counsel representing all accused persons; C. Tucker from the Legal Aid Board applied for an adjournment and promised to formally address the court at the next adjourned date.
Hon. Justice Emmanuela Harding adjourned the matter to Thursday 19 July 2018.