Mohammed Sesay, a 35-year old man from Kokoloko, Mount Aureol was on Tuesday 1st October 2019, arraigned before Magistrate Abdul Sherriff of Court No. 3 on Pademba Road. He was accused of sexually penetrating a 15-year old girl who was his girlfriend. Police Constable F. Kamara prosecuted the matter and led the victim in her testimony against the accused. The witness said that the accused is her uncle’s friend. She said on 14th April 2019, while going to school in her uniform, she visited the accused. She said that the accused was at home and played Nigerian film for her. After that, she said they undressed themselves and lay down on the bed. At this juncture, she was shy to explain what went on. But P.C F. Kamara told her to be brave and continue. She then said they had sex. She said that she felt normal. After the act, she said that she stayed at the accused house for a long time. She said that she arrived home at 4:00 p.m. Upon arrival at home, she said that her uncle quizzed her about her whereabouts. She said that she was scared to tell him, but when he threatened to beat her, she told him that she was with the accused.
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The 15-year girl said in Court that her uncle took her to the Harbour Police Station and made a report after the accused threatened her life with a knife. She said that the police gave them a medical request form to go for treatment at the Rainbo Centre at Cottage Hospital. In cross-examining the witness, the accused asked the witness if he forced her to have sex with her under knife point. The witness said no, she was not coerced to have sex with the accused. The accused asked the witness how she knew he was at home on 14th April 2019. She said the accused is always at home. The witness told the Court that she was in love with the accused for about five months now. She described the room of the accused. The case was adjourned to the 4th October 2019.
By David Thoronka
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