By Fatmata Gbla…………………
A fourteen year old boy, resident of Havelock Street off Mountain Cut in Freetown was yesterday remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre for the alleged murder of one Hassan Bitter Junior of the same address.
The accused is facing preliminary Investigation before Magistrate Mohamed Seray Wurie of Court No 6 on one count of murder contrary to law.
The particulars of offence state that the accused was between the 12 and 13 November 2015 at the above address in Freetown allegedly murdered one Hassan Bitter of the same community.
In his evidence in court, the prosecution witness Mahmoud Bitter, younger brother of the deceased Hassan Bitter told the court that he recognized the accused and recalled the 12th and 13 November 2015.
The witness said he was at his Havelock Street residence when a quarrel broke out between the accused and himself over one Gabriel who the witness was having a misunderstanding with.
The accused rudely misbehaved and threatened to kill him. He said he went into his room and later the accused went away and came with a knife and stabbed the deceased who was in no way involved in the argument or quarrel.
The witness continued that after the stab wound, onlookers and neighbors ran away and he took his brother who was oozing blood on the floor to Connaught Hospital with the help of one Mr. Alie.
On the same date, the witness said he was issued a police medical form at the Eastern Police Station on behalf of his elder brother, the deceased.
On the 13th November 2015 whilst on his way to endorse the police medical form, he was informed at the hospital that his brother had passed away. He said he was later called to made statement at the said police division in Freetown.
The accused was not represented by counsel and has been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center. The matter was adjourned to today.