Abu Bakarr Turay, a motor driver, has been remanded at the Pademba Road Prison for alleged unlawful possession of Kush, a dangerous substance that has claimed many lives of youths recently.
Police alleged that Turay, on Sunday 6th August 2023 at Old Railway Compound, in Freetown, was found in possession of 351 wrapped substance suspected to be “Kush”.
Detective Inspector Alpha Umar Jalloh on his testimony before Magistrate Sahr Kekura at the Ross Road Court No. 1 in Freetown, recited that on the day in question, he and his colleague officers were on patrol at the Jenner Wright Road, Upgun, where they spotted a makeshift structure that was allegedly being used as a ghetto.
Jalloh acclaimed that, “The patrol team entered the ghetto, but most of the other guys ran away, while we apprehended the accused, together with 352 wraps of substance suspected to be kush,”
Turay was carried to the Ross Road Police Station where he was detained until the matter was brought before the Court.
The witness, Detective Jalloh, further narrated that Turay was handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department where he was being questioned with respect to the allegation.
But before that Detective Jalloh said he had prepared his findings which he reduced into a report concerning the alleged offence. He produced and tendered in court to form part of the Court records.
The accused who was not represented by a lawyer but was accorded the opportunity to cross-examine the witness, but he told the Court that he hadn’t any question to ask.
Magistrate Kekura granted an application for a subpoena to be served on the investigating officer to come and testify in court. The accused was remanded and the matter adjourned to the 5th of September 2023 for further hearing.