By Janet A. Sesay
N’tuma Mansaray, a former nurse at the Lumley Health Center, yesterday made her first appearance before Justice Sulaiman Bah of the Freetown High Court. This is because she allegedly killed her husband who was a military officer. She stabbed him with a knife.
The accused was standing trial on a count of murder, which is contrary to law. The charge sheet indicates that the accused, on Monday 30th March 2020 at Murray Town Barrack in Freetown, unlawfully murdered Mamoud Mansaray.
During proceedings, Justice Bah indicated that the matter will commence on the next adjourned date because there was no state prosecutor in court to prosecute the matter.
“Besides the panel of jurors has not yet been set,” he noted.
The accused was represented by Ishmael Mamie. He was remanded in custody and the matter comes up again on the 18th January 2021.
In another development, Bintu Mansaray also made her first appearance before Justice Suleiman Bah. This is because she allegedly killed Samuel Ansumana Giboto Sesay. The accused is also standing trial on the same offence of murder. The charge sheet states that the accused, on 8th February 2019 in Freetown, murdered Samuel Sesay.
She was remanded in custody and the matter comes up on the same date.