Police constable 11755 Mohamed Samuel Kamara has on Tuesday 24th February testified at court No 1 presided over by magistrate Steven Conteh. In his testimony PC 11755 Kamara told the court that he was deployed along with PC 9690 Jalloh and were given one S.L.R riffle that was loaded with twenty rounds of ammunition to guard the compound of Gibrilla Kamara (GK) at Babadori, Lumley. While he was on duty on the 26th September 2008, he was taking his bath at around 8:45 pm when PC 9690 Jalloh told him he was going out to look for food.
He waited for a very long time for PC 9690 Jalloh to return so that he too could go out to search for food, but Jalloh did not come as was expected. So he left his girl friend in the compound and went in search of food leaving the gun behind.
PC11755 Mohamed Samuel Kamara further explained that when he returned at around 2:30am the following morning he knocked at the gate for his girl friend to open. While he was standing in the dark waiting for response he was held by the neck by a group of unidentified men who used sticks, stones and other implements to beat him up.
The robbers led him to the compound and asked him for the key of a BMW Jeep that was packed in the compound.
When he told them he knew nothing about the key they led him to the parlor under gun point and asked him to show them where the money in the house was kept.
The police constable further explained that the robbers fired a gun shot in the completely dark parlor. He eventually fell on the ground and managed to escape leaving the robbers inside the house.
He reported the mater at the Lumley police station and a team was immediately dispatched to the scene.
He told the court that they found one Marx cap and other dangerous implements scattered in the compound.
By William Freeman