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Sierra Leone News: 3-yrs in jail for wounding

At the Siaka Stevens Street High Court in Freetown, Justice Alhaji Momoh-Jah Stevens on Tuesday 4th November 2018 sentenced Moses Mansaray to three years in jail at the Correctional Centre after he pleaded guilty to Wounding with Intent. On 18th August 2016 in Freetown, Mansaray wounded Jonathan John with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. He was arrested and charged to court for the offence of Wounding with Intent to Murder contrary to the Offences against a Person’s Act of 1861. Following the testimony of a police witness at the Magistrate Court, the matter was committed for trial to the High Court. Trial at the High Court commenced. During preliminary investigations, Mansaray made a confessional statement to the police. His defence counsel made a plea in mitigation on his behalf. The counsel told the court that the convict has learned his lesson and was ready to be a useful member of society and urged the Judge to take into consideration his guilty plea and the period spent in prison and the age of the convict. Delivering the judgement on Tuesday, the Judge noted that the fact that the convict did not waste the court’s time and his age and therefore sentenced him to three years at the Correctional Centre.

SV/4/12/18

By Sylvia Villa

Wednesday December 05, 2018.

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