September 28, 2022

By Musa Paul Feika

A prosecution witness, Sulaiman Kargbo Sesay, who resides at Grafton on the outskirts of Freetown, has testified before Magistrate Alhaji Sulaiman Koroma of Ross Road Court No. 1 in the matter concerning one Mohamed Barrie, who is charged with the offence of murder.

Testifying, the witness told the court that he recognized the accused as well as the deceased, Mohamed Adekallay. He also recalled Monday 16th December, 2019, when the incident occurred.

According to the witness, on the aforesaid date, at around 8:00p.m. or thereabout, he was at his backyard when he heard the accused and the deceased quarreling and he went to the scene and advised them to leave his compound.

After a few seconds, the witness said, he left the scene and went into his bedroom to change the gorgeous attire he was wearing in order to stop the accused and the deceased from fighting. He said whilst he was in his bedroom, he heard the deceased exclaiming that the accused had stabbed him.

The witness said by the time he rushed to the scene, the accused had already fled away, adding that he attempted to run after him but later had a change of mind because the accused was armed with a knife.

He said himself and one Sahr Kabia took the deceased to the Grafton Police Division and he immediately contacted the Grafton Chairman, Mr. Kamara and explained the incident to him.

The witness concluded that the accused was arrested at Jui Junction and was later handed over to the police at the Grafton Police Division where statement was obtained from him.

The police charge sheet indicated that Mohamed Barrie on Monday 16th December, 2019 stabbed Mohamed Adekallay to death at Grafton on the outskirts of Freetown.

The accused was refused bail and remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre in Freetown.  The matter was adjourned to 30th June, 2020.