By Jane B. Mansaray.
Twenty two year old Hassan Deen Bangura aka LA and a resident of No. 2 Bismark Johnson Street in Freetown yesterday made his first appearance before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Freetown Magistrate Court and has been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre on a Preliminary Investigation of murder contrary to law.
The particulars of offence state that the accused, Hassan Deen Bangura on the 2nd April, 2018 at Ascension Town Road in Freetown being armed with knife murdered twenty six year old Alfred Gibson by stabbing him on his neck.
Immediately after the incident, the accused was arrested by one Wilfred Sawyer, a cleaner at Kroo Bay in Freetown and handed over to the Sierra Leone Police for further investigations.
The body of Alfred Gibson was later taken to the Connaught Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.
In his confessional statement to the police, the accused admitted to have murdered the deceased for merely referring and calling him (accused) cripple.
Several witnesses including formal and factual have made statements to the police ready to testify in court.
Woman Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Theresa Marie Bangura is prosecuting the matter in court. The accused person has been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre awaiting hearing.
The matter continues next week.
Accused Remanded For False Pretence
By Josephine Tarawaelie
Magistrate Kekura Sahr of Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 Pademba Road yesterday remanded an accused person, Abubakarr Bangura at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center for obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 32 (1) of the larceny Act 1916.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused person, Abubakarr Bangura on Monday 12 February 2018, at Mambo Village, Hamilton Freetown obtained the sum of Thirty Million Leone (Le30,000,000) from Alusine Kargbo by falsely pretending that he had two (2) town lots at Mambo Village, Hamilton for sale, knowing same to be false.
Magistrate Kekura Sahr refused the accused bail and kept in custody. The matter has been adjourned to the 10th May 2018, for further hearing.