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The accused was committed to stand trial in High Court by Magistrate, Mohamed Serray Wurie of the Ross Road Court in the east end of Freetown, but had been granted bail in the sum of Le 50 million, including one surety who must produce national identity card before a would be approved by the Deputy Assistant Master and Registrar of the court.

The accused was committed to stand trial in the High Court on 21 September 2016, but that his co-accused Sulaiman Kamara was said to have been transferred to the Approved School, at Wellington, east of the country’s capital Freetown. The decision of Magistrate Wurie to commit a juvenile to High Court for trial was frowned upon by a popular Freetown based human rights lawyer, Ishmeal Philip Mammie who stated that whosoever committed the accused to High Court for trial acted ultra vires.  

In another development, Mohamed Lamin Kamara and Paul Corn who were alleged to have murdered Hannah Bockarie at the Lumley Beach in the west end of Freetown on 31 January 2017, appeared before Justice John Bocso Allieu of the High Court of Sierra Leone.

Fresh charges were put against the accused persons, as part of the tradition of the High Court but they pleaded not guilty to all charges.

They were ordered to be remanded at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown and Justice Allieu adjourned hearings on the matter to 7 February 2017.

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