By Musa Paul Feika
Ibrahim Sorie Jah, a plumber and resident of Brass Street in Freetown, has made his second appearance before Magistrate Hadiru Daboh, who presides over at the Ross Road Magistrate Court No.3, for allegedly stabbing Tesline Wilson (the complainant).
The incident occurred on Friday 12th January, 2021, at Dan Street Lorry Park, in Freetown.
Police prosecution witness, Aminata Kamara, who is also a resident of Dan Street in Freetown, told the bench that she recognized the accused and could recall the day in question. The witness said, on that day, the complainant went to her shop and bought bread, but, on his way home, the accused attacked him, which resulted into a fight between them.
Madam Kamara added that she heard people shouting, “He has stabbed me, he has stabbed me,” the witness reechoed the sounds of the suffering victim. She said she saw the accused beating the complainant. “I saw blood oozing from his nostrils,” she told the court.
The witness said herself and others went to the crime scene and collected the complainant`s items, which include mobile phones, wrist watch and other viable items worth millions of Leones.
Madam Kamara concluded her testimony, stating the complainant made a report at the Ross Road Police Division, where she made a statement to the police.
The accused is arraigned before the court on two counts of wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, which are all contrary to the Offences against the Persons Act of 1861.
The police say, on Friday 12th January, 2021, at Dan Street Lorry Park, in Freetown, the accused wounded and assaulted the complainant in a manner thereby causing him grievous bodily harm.
Bail of the accused remains in force and the matter was adjourned to 6th May, 2021.