On 9 October 2016, five men allegedly killed Michael Gandi, alias white boy, in Waterloo. Gandi’s body was found stabbed and butchered. Three men, John Kamara, Abdul Karim Sesay and Mohamed Foday Kanu were arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Murder in 2016. Their case has gone through Magistrate Court and is now in the High Courts.
Two others, Mohamed Gbla and Osman Fornah, have now been arrested in the same case, after a year on the run from the law. Gbla and Fornah, on 9 October 2017, appeared before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court. They are also charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Murder in the same matter as John Kamara, Abdul Karim Sesay and Mohamed Foday Kanu.
Testifying in Court, Police Constable Bai Ibrahim Turay, said he was on duty on 22 March 2017 when Detective Police Constable from the Criminal Investigation Department in Waterloo arrested the accused and brought them to the station separately. “These accused have been on the run since 9 October 2016 in respect of a murder trial currently at the High Court,” Turay said.
He mentioned that during their first identification parade, the first accused Osman Fornah, identified the second accused, Gbla, as part of the murdering gang. He said he charged the accused after conducting interviews with the accused and also completing his investigations. Magistrate Albert Moody remanded the two accused at the Male Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter to 16 October 2017. MJB/10/10/1
By Mohamed J. Bah
Wednesday October 11, 2017.