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Police Testifies on Former Minister’s Case


Police Testifies on Former Minister’s Case

By Jane B. Mansaray………..
Police investigator Detective Police Constable (DPC) 9920 Kargbo M attached to the Anti robbery office at the OSD Headquarters in Freetown yesterday testified before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No. 2 on an alleged arm robbery of the former Minister of Health and Sanitation and of Marine and Fishery ministries respectively, Dr. Soccoh Kabia.
In his lead testimony by Sgt 922 Dumbuya J, the third prosecution witness DPC 9920 told the court that he recognized the accused in the dock and recalled on the 5th August 2014 when a transfer case of alleged arm robbery was brought and assigned to him for investigation.
He said on the same date together Detective Inspector Kelly Dumbuya and DPC 8384 Kamara A.B, visited the scene of the crime at No. 4 Regent Road, Hill Station in Freetown. On their return Inspector Kelly explained to Detective Police Constable 9920 Kargbo M the cause of the investigation. On the 8th August 2014, himself together with DPC 7799 Kamara U and some personnel from the Anti robbery office conducted an intelligence led operation within the Goderich area. On the 9thAugust 2014 he went on, the team brought the accused Mohamed Kamara together with one apple Ipad, HP Laptop computer and mobile phones which were seized from the accused. A search warrant was also conducted at the premises of the accused at 61A College Road, Goderich in Freetown.
The accused has since been in the police custody where he was interrogated by the police about the items that were found in his possession. The accused in his first statement told the police that he got the Ipad from his elder sister. He said he bought the other items from one Alie Jalloh who the police said had been in police custody on intelligence raiding at Goderich but was later released on bail through a surety.
DPC 9920 continued that on the second statement by the accused he named Alie Jalloh who the police had released on bail. On the 9th September 2014, the accused was charged with the offence of conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery with aggravation, wounding, assault and causing bodily harm.
The court has ordered the police prosecutors to issue a bench warrant for the released suspect Alie Jalloh and his surety on the next adjourned date. The matter was adjourned to the 13th October, 2014.

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