Sallieu Bangura aged 46 years is facing trial for an alleged raped on 80 year old Amie Kamara at Upper Approved School in Wellington on the 16th of June 2008.
Testifying in court yesterday, Amie Kamara who was led in evidence by a Police interpreter told the court that she never knew the accused before and that the accused did rape her. She recounted how on the day of the incident she was alone in her veranda when the accused came.
Applying for bail before the Court No 3 Presided over by Magistrate Bankole Shyllon, Lawyer Fanday Turner who stood for the accused said that his client is a citizen resident in the Western Area. He added that if he is granted bail he will not jump bail neither interfere with the prosecution witnesses.
However, Magistrate Shyllon refused bail and the matter was adjourned to the 4th of September.
In another development Fatmata Kamara a business woman testified in court yesterday how her daughter who is 8yrs old was raped by her teacher.
Led in evidence by Sergeant Sesay, she testified that on the 31st July 2008 she returned home from her business place and met her daughter lying quietly. This was suspicious to her because when gets home her daughter and other children usually run to hug her but on that day her daughter was lying quietly.
The witness disclosed that the following morning she called her cousin Amadu Kamara and explained to him what her daughter told her happened between herself and the accused person.
Mrs. Kamara went on that in the presence of the accused person her daughter explained what transpired between them, noting that the accused then fell on his feet begging and crying for forgiveness.
She pointed out that she was sorry for the accused because they are neighbors and a teacher who teaches her daughter Arabic and English. As a result of the accused person’s attitude, the mother informed the court that, she decided to report the matter to the Lumley Police Station. She explained that a medical paper was given to her and she later took her child to the Cottage hospital for treatment and check up. The matter was adjourned to 4th September. By Christiana Cole