19 June 2012

Sierra Leone: OSD Officer in Court for Murder

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Riot police in Freetown.

An officer of the Operations Support Division OSD of the Sierra Leone Police Force SLP was yesterday arraigned before presiding Magistrate of court No.2, Komba Kamanda for the alleged murder of one okada rider, Mohamed Suleiman Quarashi at Goderich.

Augustine Bangura was charged with one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The particulars of offence in court stated that on Friday June 15 at Mambo Village in the York Rural District, west of the country, Bangura shot Mohamed Quarashi to death while he was riding through a check point.

The accused was not allowed to take plea when the charge was read to him as the police prosecutor, R. B. Dunia failed to produce his first witness and asked that the magistrate adjourn the matter.

Magistrate Kamanda adjourned the matter to June 25 for the prosecution to open its case.

In another development, one Joseph Samuka was on Friday slammed with Le30 million bail with two sureties when he appeared before the same magistrate on one count of fraudulent conversion.

The particulars of offence stated that on Friday June 8 at Allen Town, the accused fraudulently converted 1.5KVA generator which was given to him by one Margaret Yasseh for safe keeping to his own use.

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