Eighteen years old Halimatu Kamara of 34 Fudia Terrace Spur Loop in Freetown died at by 2 am on Monday October 22, 2007, at the government hospital in Kenema.
According to Police constable 9592 Kadie Turay of the media unit at the police division in Kenema the deceased came to Kenema along with her friend Victoria Jarret on Friday 19th October 2007 on an alleged love trek.
Both of them were lodged at the Humble cottage guesthouse at 15 Kandeh Street.
Kadie explained that on Sunday 21st October 2007 in the afternoon the deceased complained about her chest burning.
Reportedly during the night hours on Sunday when she apparently failed to get any respite, Halimatu (The deceased) was taken to the area where commercial vehicles park and put onboard the Abess Bus which was supposed to leave late in the night for Freetown.
Halimatu reportedly grew worse and felt tormented, so she was subsequent rushed to the government hospital where she was hospitalized and examined by Dr. Roger.
Her condition did not improve and unfortunately she passed away in the early morning hours of Monday.
So far four people have been arrested in connection with the death.
Sedie Sandy, Mohamed Ibrahim Basma alias Amuday of 8 Demby street, Michael Kamara owner of the guest house and Victoria Jarret who reportedly travelled with the deceased to Kenema.
Yesterday Wednesday 24th October, Police officers connected with the investigation, took the corpse along with the four arrested persons to Freetown for further investigation.
The father of the deceased Julius Kamara who had traveled to Kenema upon learning about her daughter’s plight also traveled with the entourage.
Speaking to journalists at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Kenema, the Lebanese man Amuday Basma who is a diamond dealer denied seeing the deceased let alone have an affair with her but disclosed that he gave four hundred thousand leones for her medication.
Meanwhile the house of Victoria Jarret was reportedly stoned by angry youths Wednesday night upon learning about the incident. Irate youths also attempted to riot in the early hours of Thursday morning causing most Lebanese owned shops in the City center to close.