Justice Abdulai Fofanah of the Freetown High Court No2 yesterday listened to the second prosecuting witness in the murder trial of seven National Fire Force workers who allegedly murdered Anthony Ojeah, a distribution engineer.
In her testimony Queenie Williams, a nurse at the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) at Pademba Road in Freetown, recalled the events of May 30 this year.
She noted that she knew Ojeah (deceased) for over eight years as a hypertensive patient and that she usually administered malaria and diaharrea treatments on him.
The witness, who was led in evidence by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Oladipo Robin Mason, informed the court that on May 30 at around 1:15 she was at work at GVWC ‘s Medicare unit “when I saw Ojeah climbing up the stairs with his bag and papers in his hands coming towards the Medicare”.
She narrated that as he was climbing the stairs he dropped his bag and papers.
“As I went to the Medicare I met him lying on the bed. I asked him what happened, but he could not explain. He just told me that he needed some fresh air to cool down because the place was hot.
“I again asked him what happened he told me that he was beaten up and that he was feeling pains in his chest and on his left hand.
After listening to him, I gave him two Gelocine for the pain and I went out to call one Mr Kobba Kanu and Mars Williams for help,” she revealed.
Queenie Williams accentuated that because the deceased was feeling hot he asked that the generator be put on so that he could have enough air from the air conditioner.
She added that, “I took him to our doctor’s office where there was an air conditioner and there he asked me to give him a pint of sprite. I gave him”. “After the first one he then requested for another and his tablets that were in his bag. No sooner he took his tablets he become better and asked that I allowed him to sleep.
“After five minutes, I went to the doctor’s office and I found him on the floor and he could not talk. He was then rushed to the Choithrams hospital where he was taken to the Emergency Room and treated there.
“Later the doctor decided that Ojeah should be taken to the intensive care unit and 15 minutes later he was pronounced dead,” she concluded her testimony.
The matter comes up on July 2.