25 year old petty trader Abu Kamara, alais Wizzy, has appeared before Magistrate Hadiru Daboh at Ross Road Court No.3 on four count charges of conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to law, robbery with aggravation, maliciously damage, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to Section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
Police alleged that the accused on Friday 15th January 2020 conspired with others to commit a felony, to wit, robbery with aggravation at Brass Street where Kamara and his fellow gangsters robbed and maliciously wounded Teliane Wilson.
The complaint Teliane Wilson testified in court that he recognised the accused on the day of the alleged incident.
He recalled on the said date he was on his way home at Brass Street junction at around 10.30pm when three boys attacked him.
“The accused in the dock, Kamara took out a knife while I was trying to restrain the 1st accused person. Kamara, the others violently stated kicking and boxing me and one of the accused (bit) me (on) my back where I felt pain and started screaming,” he explained.
He furthered that he and some of the accused persons fought over the knife which he alleged they were going to use to stab him, while the other accused persons continued beating him.
He also disclosed that the accused persons made away with some of his properties, including one Motorola phone costing one million five hundred thousand Leones (Le1,500,000), iPhone seven valued at three million five hundred thousand Leones (Le3,500,000), an amount of three hundred United States dollars ($300) and six hundred thousand Leones (Le600,000), a wrist watch valued at four hundred thousand Leones (Le400,000), and a gold chain valued one million two hundred thousand Leones (Le1,200,000).
“They ran away and I slowly followed them until we got to Kennedy Street junction. I saw them sharing my properties and one unknown man who showed up at the scene helped me rush at them. We arrested Abu and took him to the Ross Road Police Station, while his colleagues fled,” he revealed.
The complainant furthered that he was given an endorsed medical request form which he took to the Rokupa Government Hospital for treatment and medication.
The accused was not represented by a lawyer. Magistrate Hadiru Daboh remanded him and adjourned the matter to 16th February 2021.