In the ongoing alleged murder case of former Fourah Bay College (FBC) lecturer, Assistant Inspector of Police (ASP), Alie Jalloh, a police detective on Wednesday 16th August 2023 narrated in court before Magistrate Mark Ngegba of Pademba Road Court No.1 that he discovered the remains of the former Lecturer Kabba Santigie Bangura at the resident of the accused, Ibrahim M. Kalokoh a man known to be a native doctor and is been charged on preliminary investigation for murder.
According to the charges proffered by the police on Monday 6th March 2023, at Shebra Town Waterloo murdered Kabba Santigie Bangura.
Led in evidence by Inspector Sellu TAP Detective ASP Alie Jalloh who is attached to the Waterloo Police Division as an Information Officer, recognized the accused and further recalled that on the 6th of March 2023, he received information from residents of the area that an awful smell was coming from the resident of the accused. He said based on the information he received, accompanied by some residents, adding and that upon the help of the community people they went to the resident of the accused.
He said upon their arrival at the house, helped by some flies, headed into a room that had a grave. According to him, they dug the grave, and in it, they discovered the remains of the deceased. “I took photos of the remains and posted it on social media based on what I did, the wife together with relatives of the deceased came to the Waterloo Police Division in respect of the photos”, he stated.
The Local Unit Commander of the Sierra Leone Police Waterloo, Brima Sama, the wife and relatives of the deceased, together with a team of police officers later visited the scene and upon their arrival at the scene, the wife of the deceased was able to identify the clothes on the deceased as her husband’s.
At this juncture, the police prosecutor Inspector Sellu asked the witness whether he will be able to identify the clothes he had spoken about if seen and the witness replied in the affirmative.
The prosecutor then directed the witness’s attention to a black plastic contained which contained the said clothes, and the witness identified it as that which had been found on the remains of the deceased.
In conclusion, the witness said he handed over the accused to the CID HQ for further investigation.
After his submission, the prosecutor requested an adjournment for the exhibit clerk to tender the said exhibit which was granted by Magistrate Marke Ngegba, and the matter was adjourned to 23rd August 2023 for further hearing and the accused was remanded at the Male Correctional Center.