The Managing Director of Skye Bank Sierra Leone, Ikubolaje Nicole, facing trial for allegedly killing a co-worker Sinnah Kai Kargbo, will continue to be on remand until the next adjourned date, Wednesday 7th December, 2022, for a second hearing.
With anticipation that the matter would come up yesterday at the Pademba Road Court No.1 in Freetown, Magistrate Marke Ngegba told the court that all matters, including this case that were adjourned to Wednesday November 30 but didn’t hold due to a nationwide judicial recess will be deferred to the 7th December 2022.
Defence Lawyer, Roland Wright, representing Nicole, told the magistrate that his client has already spent about 24 days in police custody before coming to court and that on Wednesday the defense had been in court for the trial since 9:00 am but there was no sitting.
Earlier in the previous hearing on the 23rd November, 2022, the accused did not take a plea after the charges were read and explained to him.
The accused faces charges ranging from murder, to perverting the course of justice.
The prosecution alleged that the accused on diverse dates between the 15th and 16th October 2022 at Leicester village in Freetown, conspired together with other persons unknown to murder Sinnah.
It also alleged that on the 27th October 2022, at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Freetown, the accused fabricated evidence with intent to pervert the course of justice.
The prosecution was lead by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Easmon N.B Ngagui and six State Counsels.
Prosecutor Ngagui told the court that their witness was not present in court and requested for an adjournment.