The presiding High Court Judge of Sierra Leone, Justice Alusine Sesay together with twelve panel of jurors has today, 8th September 2016 delivered final judgment in the alleged murder trial of David Sydney Henry Buckle Junior aka DJ.Clef.
Two accused persons, Baimba Moiforay aka L.A.Chocolate and Foday Amara Kamara aka G-fag was sentenced to death by hanging while the third accused person, Orehdola Renner was discharged and acquitted.
The three accused persons who had since their arrest in May 2015 been in remand while attending trial was charged of conspiracy to murder and murder contrary to law.
The particulars of offense state that the accused persons in May 2015 allegedly conspired to murder and did murder Sydney Buckle alias DJ. Clef who is now deceased at a birthday party organised by the third accused Orehdola Renner at the first accused residence on Cemetery Road, Aberdeen in Freetown.
The deceased who was said to have been discovered wrapped with brown car cloth and tied with yellow rope and a brown carpet lying by the side of the deceased was identified by friends and family members based on the tattoo and tribal marks on his body.
The remains of DJ Clef were later taken by the then Ebola burial team for burial at the Waterloo Bolima Ebola cemetery and later exhumed for autopsy by the Government Consultant Pathologist Dr. Owizz Koroma witnessed by family members and Police officers including the Scene of Crime Officer (SOCO).
During the trial at the High Court in Freetown, the Director of Public Prosecution, Lawyer Suliaman Bah called seventeen witnesses and twenty seven exhibits including a car cloth, yellow rope, brown carpet and other items were produced and tendered in court together with photos and a video clip of the deceased.
The prosecution at the opening of their case told the court that they relied on circumstantial evidence so-far adduced and the statement of the accused persons, whilst the defense consider the evidences so-far as inconsistent and called on the court not to rely on the circumstantial evidence to convict the accused persons.
The accused persons are said to have relied on their statement made to the Police. They are represented by a battery of Lawyers including Lawyer I.P. Mammie, H.M. Gavao and M.P. Sesay.