Rebecca Bongay the mother of Mustapha Bawie who was brutally murdered by armed robbers on 2nd February, 2009 at Kola tree in Calaba town has testified in court on Tuesday 31st March.
She identified the first accused, Fatmata Kargbo as a fiancée of her deceased son.
Explaining events leading to the death of her son from the witness stand, Rebecca Bongay told the court that the first accused Fatmata Kargbo was with the deceased in his room and she unusually passed the night there.
While everyone was in bed she heard Fatmata telling the deceased to put off the generator and the deceased did as he was told by her girlfriend.
Rebecca also told the court that they usually put on the generator from 7pm till the morning and Fatmata had never slept in the house except that very night.
Not long after the generator was switched off at around 1am on the 2nd February she saw a bright light penetrating into the house from the outside. She was worried and confused, so she woke up all those that were asleep including the deceased.
But the bright light from the outside was directed to the window of his brother Francis Bongay who was just from England and was staying with in the house.
Rebecca said she told the deceased and his brother Sulaiman to accompany her to Francis’ room which was a little downstairs.
When she woke Francis up he told her to take his money out of the room.
The money according to Rebecca was in two bags and she kept them under the bed in the next room upstairs where the children were sleeping and told Francis to hide in the room under the same bed.
While she was about to return to the Francis’ room she had a gun shot and the voice of Mustapha crying in krio “Mama den don shoot mi” before she could realize what was going on she saw Mustapha crawling out of the room to the corridor with blood pumping out of his chest.
It was at that point that the lawyer prosecuting the matter asked for an adjournment with the hope of continuing his case with the same witness on the next adjourned date. Presiding Magistrate Conteh adjourned the matter to Thursday 2nd March.