The prosecution team in the trail of alleged murderer, Augustine Bangura, an Operations Support Division OSD officer of the Sierra Leone Police, who was arraigned for killing one Mohamed Suleiman Quarashi at Mambo Village in the York Rural District earlier this month, has yesterday opened its case at the Magistrate Court No.2, presided over by Komba Kamanda.
While being led in evidence by Police Prosecutor, R. B. Dunia, Sgt.6166 S. Marrah, who introduced himself as a resident of 18A Femi Turner Drive and attached to the Goderich Police Station, said he recognized the accused as his co-worker and recalled what happened on the date in question. "On the 14th of this month, I was at the Goderich Police Station together with the accused, Augustine Bangura, Constable Mohamed Kamara and Saidu Bangura. We reported for duty at 7pm and were off at 8am.On June 15, at around 2am, I received information about a stolen motorbike.
Upon receiving this information, we mounted a check point with a reflector rope on the highway just in front of the police station. I deployed two officers -the accused and Mohamed Kamara - for two hours. As I went to prepare a paper for the shift, the latter told me that one motorcyclist had cut the rope at the checkpoint and ran off with it. He also informed me that the accused had traced him, and I informed the Local Unit Commander," Sgt. Marrah explained. "Later, the accused came and told me that the corpse of the motorcyclist is at Mambo Village. Myself and the LUC boarded a vehicle for Mambo Village to photograph the deceased and conveyed it to the Connaught Hospital."
Marrah added that he made a statement at the Criminal Investigation Department where the alleged stolen motorbike had been left for investigations. The matter was adjourned to July 2.