Kono Murder Matter: 5 Accused Persons to Appear at High Court
- By Mohamed Alim Conteh |
- 1 year ago |
Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Pademba Road Court No 1 has committed the murder matter between the State and Mohamed Johnson, Aiah Komba, Kalilu Fofanah, Victor Kelly, and Ishmeal Charles to High Court for proper trial.
The accused persons are before the court for Preliminary Investigation on two count charges of Conspiracy to commit Murder and Murder contrary to law.
It was alleged that on Tuesday 20th January 2021, at Koidu Town, Bensseh Chiefdom in Kono, Eastern province of Sierra Leone, conspiracy with other persons unknown to murder Kai Osman Fengai.
Delivering his ruling on the above matter, magistrate Sahr Kekura said the accused persons were arraigned before him on two count charges of Conspiracy to commit murder and murder contrary to law.
He said the charges were read with no plea taken because the matter was for Preliminary Investigation.
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Ruling further, magistrate Sahr Kekura said the brief facts are that on Tuesday 20th April, 2021, at Koidu Town, Bensseh Chiefdom, in Kono Eastern province the accused conspired with other persons unknown to murder Kai Osman Fengai.
He said in proving their case, the Prosecution called five witnesses including the police officers and the exhibit clerk who tendered several documents connecting to the matter.
He said the witness testifies and was cross examined by defense counsels SM Sesay and JM Jengo.
At the end of the Prosecution’s case, defense counsel JM Jengo addressed the court and in reply, state counsel Yusuf Koroma relied on the evidence before the court
Dilating further, magistrate Sahr Kekura said if the Prosecution does not establish sufficient evidence against the accused on the alleged matter, he could have been discharged the matter pursuant to section 118 of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965.
In continuation of his ruling, he said the 4th and 5th factual witness corroborated their evidence, which according is on site when the incident took place.
He said the exhibits, cause of death certificate and exhibit L one to twenty implicated the accused to the alleged crime.
A-Z Newspaper reports that, Magistrate Sahr Kekura said in line of the above, he is convinced that the Prosecution has adduced sufficient evidence against the accused persons.
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Ha therefore committed their matter to High Court for proper trial.
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