Three AK 47 rifles, Two AK 58 rifles, one shot gun, seventeen live AK 47 bullets and ten magazines loaded with ammunitions were yesterday tendered in court in the ongoing cocaine trial by the exhibits clerk, Nathaniel Williams.
Led in evidence was the Director of Public Prosecution Oladipo Robin Mason who asked the witness that apart from the items he received on the 13th July, whether he received any other items. He answered in the affirmative. He also told the court that on July 14, 2008 he received other items from Inspector Modupeh Williams and Inspector Sylvester Koroma who handed over the items to him which he registered in the register of exhibits book. He tendered the following items as exhibits before the courts: One shot gun and three live cartridges, one satellite recorder, 17 live AK 47 bullets, 2 AK 58 rifles and 3 AK 47 rifles. 10 magazines containing ammunitions.
He said they were the items given to him by the Deputy Director Crime Management, Amara Sesay. During cross examination, the defense Lawyer Momodu Fornah Sesay put it to the witness that not all the items given to him were tendered in court. Mr. Williams answered it was all the items that were brought to court. Lawyer Jamiru asked the defense witness whether the inventories were signed by him (witness) and the SOCA team.
He said yes and promised to take it to court in the next adjourned date.
By Emmanuella Kallon