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Sierra Leone News: More evidence unfolds against alleged gang murderers 

On 2nd September 2017, Daniel Sellu, John Junior Kamara, Abdul Momoh, Albert Momoh, Alfred James Mohamed Fernando Kanu, Christopher Sellu and Alfred Sullay Momoh were arrested and charged under allegations of Conspiracy to Murder, Murder contrary to the Offences Against a Person’s Act 861 and Robbery with Aggravation contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916. The accused, on Wednesday 7th November 2018, made their first appearance before Justice Monfred Sesay to answer to the said allegations. According to the State, on 12th February 2017, at No. 12 Hill Cot Road, Zaioux Sesay was robbed and murdered by a gunman and his accomplice. First prosecution witness, Kama Sesay narrated to the Court how her asthmatic husband was killed. “We were together at home on the night of 12 February 2017; we were woken up between 12 midnight and 1:00 a.m., by the cries of dogs. My husband went out to see what was going on. Minutes passed before I heard his footstep towards the bathroom. After a while, I heard him shout. I got up and moved towards the door, and saw two men of average height carrying him. They had masks over their faces and one of them was carrying a gun. My husband told them to leave him alone and asked what they wanted. The gunman scolded him while the other pushed him. I rushed to the room window to open it but there was someone there so I reversed and fell down, moving back towards the door I saw the gunman pointing the gun at my husband’s face. He shot him on his head. Blood started oozing out. I shouted and he shot towards my direction. I fell down. I later got up and rushed toward my husband. Then, the gunman had run out”. Sesay said when she went out to call for help; she saw the gunman and the accomplice running towards the next compound. The witness could not identify three among the eight accused but stated that she had known five of them for about 15 years. The witness also identified certain exhibits that were not present before the Court. Meanwhile, Jane Koda, second prosecution witness also told the Court that during a memory service at Kingtom when Abdul Momoh, third accused person was apprehended, he confessed of taking part in attacking the deceased. The witness said that the accused admitted to be hired for the killing but refused as he was sick at that time. The matter was adjourned to 14 November 2018 and the accused remanded at the Correctional Centre in Freetown.

SV/7/11/18

By Sylvia Villa

Thursday November 08, 2018.

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