An alleged murderer Abdul Karim Bangura was on Tuesday committed to High Court by Magistrate Aboubhakarr Binneh Kamara on grounds of sufficient evidences adduced in Court, stating that “the accused has a murder case to answer.”
Abdul Karim Bangura was arraigned in Court on one count of murder, which particulars of offence stated that on Friday 27th November 2015 at Magazine Street in Freetown did stab and murdered Alimamy Thaimu Kamara of the same address.
The first prosecution witness Abdul Karim Sesay informed the court that he recalled the date of the incident 27th November 2015 about the alleged murder.
PW1 told the Court that on that day he went to the accused’s house only to find him with a knife which he used to stab the deceased on his chest and after removed the knife from the decease’s chest and then threatened to stab anyone who comes closer to him.
“I saw the deceased Thaimu hold on to his chest and was looking for help when he fell down. I was afraid to help him because the accused had threatened to stab anyone who comes closer.”
After the accused Abdul Karim Bangura had escaped PW1 furthered “I rushed to the deceased to help him and together with other guys we took him to East end Police Station and later to Connaught hospital where he was pronounced dead.”
The accused was arrested on 19th May 2016 and was detained at the Criminal Investigation’s Department where he was investigated by Detective Police Officer 8576 Issa Kamara attached to the homicide syndicate.
DPC Issa Kamara informed the court that he recalled November when a murder case was handed over to him for further investigation and upon that assignment he did obtain statements from the accused witnessed by Detective Sergeant 6585 J. S. Manor. He said after their investigations he charged the accused with a murder offence contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
DPC Kamara tendered the statement of the accused, death certificate and affirmed that he was present during the postmortem at Connaught hospital.
Abdul was represented by Legal Aid Lawyer Cecilia Tucker while the matter was prosecuted by Sergeant 549 John Dumbuya and the accused was remanded in prison until his trial in High Court.