Mohamed Kumaji has remained in custody until the prosecution concludes its case, with all witnesses testifying and exhibits tendered for allegedly using a knife to wound and rob a driver around Kossoh Town.

Kumaji is facing a four-count including wounding and robbery with aggravation.

Magistrate Mark Ngegba has ordered that the accused be in custody.

The police on their report said on Saturday, May 21, 2023, on Fourah Bay Road in Freetown, Kumaji allegedly used a knife and robbed Osman Kamara of his combat bag valued at one hundred and fifty new Leones, which contained the sum of two thousand eight hundred and seventy-five new Leones.

Osman Kamara, the complainant, a driver residing at 12 Ingham Drive, Kossoh Town, delivering his statement to the police at the Criminal Investigation Department, stated that he had been transporting passengers and their goods, including food items, in his vehicle with registration number AQF 168 from Kambia to Freetown. Upon arrival at Fourah Bay Road in Freetown at around 12:00 am, Kumaji allegedly forcibly took Kamara’s combat bag, leaving him with severe wounds on his hands as he struggled to retain his bag containing money worth over 2 million old Leones.

The prosecution is prepared to present its final witness along with all exhibits from the crime scene, and subsequently close their case during the next adjourned date. Magistrate Mark Ngegba has ordered that Kumaji remain in custody, and the matter has been adjourned to September 15, 2023, for further proceedings.