On the 4 July 2017, Samuel Kamara and Abu Bakarr allegedly murdered Hawa Rosaline Karim, on Fredrick Street in Freetown. The accused are charged with Murder contrary to the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861.
On the 12 September 2017, they appeared before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1.
Testifying in Court, Police Constable Abdul Raszack Benson said during their investigation, they found a black kitchen knife and a torch light at the home of the deceased, which they took for forensic examination. He noted that they interrogated other people relating to the matter but were released as a result of insufficient evidences.
Detective Police Constable, Josephus Musa, of the Anti-Robbery Unit at the Lumley Police Station noted, he was a co-investigator in the matter and he witnessed the autopsy examination, which was done by Dr. Owizz Koroma.
He furthered that on 6 July, they sent the call log history from the decease phone to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and they were replied by the CID and the acted upon that reply.
He said, on the 31 August 2017, himself and a team of CID officers with the cyber analyst Sergeant Hassan Thorley, found a phone that had belonged to the deceased. According to the witness, the phone was bought from the first accused, Samuel Kamara.
Musa maintained that the accused admitted that he sold the phone. After interrogations, he noted, “The accused produced the car keys of the deceased, which he kept at their private toilet.” The matter was adjourned to 19 September 2017.
By Mohamed J. Bah
Wednesday September 13, 2017.