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Sierra Leone News: 8 people to be tried for murder

The presiding Magistrate, Santigie Bangura of the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court in Freetown has on Wednesday 31 January 2018, ordered the committal of the murder case involving Zaioux Sesay to High Court.
Sesay was murdered at his Hill Cot residence in Freetown on 12 February 2017, by a masked gunman. Eight people, Daniel Sellu, John Junior Kamara, Abdul Momoh, Albert Momoh, Alfred James, Mohamed Fernando Kanu, Christopar Sellu and Alfred Sullay Momoh have been accused of committing the offence.
They were arrested on 2 September 2017 and charged with Conspiracy to Murder and Murder contrary to the Offences Against a Person’s Act 1861; and Robbery with Aggravation contrary to the Larceny Act 1916.
On the last adjourned date, the pathologist, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma confirmed in his testimony that the deceased was shot with a gun which lead to his death. The pathologist had told the court that Sesay died of acute haemorrhagic shock due to excessive bleeding as a result of the gunshot.
The Magistrate said the accused have a case to answer and therefore he committed the matter to High Court. At that pronouncement the accused burst into tears… disrupting the proceedings. The Magistrate adjourned the matter to 15 February 2018.
By Edna Browne-Dauphine
Thursday February 01, 2018.

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