Chief Imam Abdul Karim Kanu and four others have made another appearance before Magistrate Sahr Kekura at the Ross Road Court No.1 in Freetown; for allegedly damaging and throwing missiles at Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohamed Lamin Sankoh.

According to the report, the incident occurred on Sunday, September 5 2021 at Kuntolloh, Wellington in Freetown.

Meanwhile, the Accused is facing three counts of charges of assault occasion to actual bodily harm, throwing missiles, and trespass contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

However, the Police alleged that the Accused, on Sunday 5 September 2021 at Hill Top Kuntolloh in Wellington assaulted ASP Mohamed Lamin Sankoh and left him in grievous bodily harm.

According to the particulars of the offense, the Accused were caught throwing missiles at the complainant and maliciously damaged a window panel; valued at one hundred new leones (NLe100), five zinc sheets valued at five hundred new Leones (NLe500) totaling six hundred new leones (NLe600).

In yesterday’s hearing the prosecutor ASP Osman M. Bangura told the Court that even though the witness had earlier stated that the incident occurred on 28 September 2021; he will now be going by the date in the file which is Sunday 5 September 2021.

The defense Counsel Lawyer Fomba disclosed that a change in the date will undermine their case. Adding that the mentioning of another date will be prejudicial and has the tendency to outway the probate value of the evidence.

Meanwhile, ASP Osman Bangura requested an adjournment date.

Magistrate Kekura granted the application, and he adjourned the matter to Tuesday 3 April 2023, for another hearing.