Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Ross Road Court No.1 has discharged the matter between the Inspector General of Police and Ajina Mansaray for want of prosecution.
The accused was arraigned before him after a police investigation for a preliminary hearing on seven count charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery with aggravation, wounding and assault, and occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to Section 47 of the Assault Against Person’s Act of 1816. It was alleged by the police on the charge sheet on count one that on Sunday, 19th November 2022, at Old Main Motor Road, Deep Eye Water, the accused conspired together with another person unknown to commit felony to wit robbery with aggravation.
On counts two and three it was alleged that on the same date and place, the accused, armed with a knife, robbed complainant Binta Bah of one Techno Cammon 17 mobile phone, valued at two thousand five hundred New Leones, and also robbed Isata Sow of one Techno Cammon 19 mobile phone and other properties worth eight thousand two hundred and fifty New Leones. The police also alleged on counts four and five that the accused dur- Ing the incident wounded the complainant
On counts six and seven, the police stated on the charge sheet that the accused assaulted both complainants thereby causing them actual bodily harm.
The accused who has appeared in court since the inception of the matter ran into luck yesterday 18th May 2023 after the matter was mentioned by the Court Clerk for further hearing.
Magistrate Sahr Kekura said since PW1 testified on the 27th of February 2023, to date, no other prosecution witness has been led in evidence and the court has taken several adjourned dates at the Instance of the prosecution. He said the accused has been in custody for over four months, without further prosecution.
In the light of the foregoing, Magistrate Sahr Kekura thereby discharged the accused for want of prosecution, under Section 94 of the Criminal Procedure Act No. 32 of 1965.
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