• September 4, 2023

Senior citizen on remanded for ‘killing’ wife

Senior citizen on remanded for ‘killing’ wife
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Physically challenged Abubakarr Mansaray has been sent on remand at the Make Correctional Centre in Freetown by Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Ross Road Court No1 for allegedly assaulting his wife to death.

The incident took place on 24 December, 2022 at Small Country, Mabureh, Waterloo, in the Western Rural District.

According to the police file, the accused on the said date assaulted his wife, Aminata Kamara of the same address to death. Mansaray is before the court on a count of murder contrary to law.

It was alleged by Inspector General Police (IGP) that Abubakar Mansaray, on the same date and place, in Waterloo, in the Western Rural District assaulted his wife leading to her death.

Led in evidence by Assistant Superintendent of Police – ASP Osman M. Bangura prosecution witness one (PW1) who doubles as a formal witness, Detective Sergeant 10617 Suliaman Ishmael attached to the Regional Ross Road Police Station, Harbour Division in Freetown at the Criminal Investigation Department ( CID) said he knew the complainant and recognised the accused in the dock.

Sergeant Alie recall Wednesday 18 January 2023, while he was on duty at the aforesaid division at the Ross Road Police Station, when his boss, Inspector M. K. Sesay received a transfer and enquiry file from Waterloo Police Division of an alleged murder together with Abubakar Mansaray.

He told the court that the matter was assigned to him for further investigations, adding that the file contained the cause of death certificate, the accused’s voluntary caution statement, statements of the complainant and witnesses, which were produced and tendered to form part of the court’s records.

On 18 August 2023 Sergeant Alie said he and Police Constable PC 12114 Jalloh S. based on the evidence gathered, charged the accused with the offence of murder contrary to law.

The accused’s charge statement was produced and tendered in evidence marked C1-3.

Magistrate Kekura granted an opportunity to the accused to cross examine the witness on his behalf.

In response, he, the accused told the court that he had no questions for the witness.

Magistrate Kekura denied the accused bail and remanded him at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown.

The matter comes up again on 6 September 2023

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