Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – On Thursday, November 9, 2023, Magistrate Hadiru Daboh ordered the remand of fourteen individuals who appeared before the court, facing allegations of incitement and illegal protest.
The accused persons, in this case, were charged after the police levelled two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime and incitement against them. They were accused of conspiring with other individuals, as yet unidentified, to commit the alleged crime.
Testifying under oath, prosecution witness Detective Sergeant Tamba Marrah, who is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department on Ross Road in Freetown, informed the court that on September 21, 2023, a case and enquiry file related to alleged incitement was transferred to their unit for further investigation.
Marrah revealed that the file contained the caution statement of the accused persons, which was presented as evidence.
The prosecution witness, Marrah, testified that on September 24, 2023, Police Constable Bangura formally charged the accused individuals with conspiracy to commit a crime and incitement.
At the conclusion of the witness’s testimony, defence counsel AK Kamara requested access to a copy of the accused persons’ statements, a request that Magistrate Daboh granted.
Although Defence counsel A K Kamara was prepared to renew his bail application, Magistrate Daboh advised that he should do so after cross-examining the witness.
Magistrate Daboh subsequently remanded the accused persons, adjourning the matter to November 14, 2023, for further proceedings. SKS/10/11/2023