50 year old farmer Morie Amara of Ngolahungafrebo town in Luawa chiefdom Kailahun district has been sentenced to 120 months imprisonment and the imprisonment term shall start to run on the 21st day of June 2019, when he made his last appearance in the high court before the presiding high court Judge Hon. Justice Abdul Rahman Mansaray after pleading guilty before the court for the offence of rape contrary to section 6 of the sexual offences Act, 2012 (Act no. 12 of 2012. Giving brief fact of the case the senior state counsel and customary law officer east Umu Sumaray said on the 10th day of June 2019 the victim a woman went to the bush to pick pear. After she had picked two from a tree she proceeded to another tree where she came across the convict Morie Amara. The convict enquired about her whereabouts she responded that she was in the bush to pick pear. The convict then told her that victim was his wife and he would have sex with her. She pleaded with the convict not to as she went to the bush in search of food. The convict responded that was not his concern. Besides he, convict had been over a year without having sexual intercourse and that he was going to have sexual intercourse with victim and then killed her thereafter.
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Victim dropped her rubber container and fled. The convict chased her and caught her and threw victim on the ground. He undressed victim and dragged her to the coffee bush. Convict instructed her to spread out her wrapper which she obliged in great fear. Convict also ordered her to split open her legs and she complied. The convict had a very big penis and he teased victim to compare his to that of her husband. The convict had multiple sexual intercourse with her. Whenever victim tried to get up after every interval the convict would push her back to the ground. He had repeated sexual intercourse with victim up to five times. During the intercourse the convict saw victim’s money, the sum of Le18,000/00 on her wrapper. She pleaded with convict to take the money and let her go, but the convict said if he let her go she would prosecute him. An altercation ensured between them and the convict informed the victim that he the convict had done the same to another woman and killed her after the intercourse. And in fact that woman was in the after world waiting for him the convict. The convict commanded her to lie down and he squeezed the victim’s throat until the victim passed out faeces from her anus. Victim was shouting when two person, Gbesay and Bockarie, came to her rescue and arrested the convict. He was then taken to the police station. The sentenced came before the parliamentary ratifies Amended Sexual Offences Act 2019. 50 cases of call over 24 guilty plea and all completed and sentenced within the three day period and the 26 cases adjourned to several dates for trial.
By: Saffa B. Moriba in Kenema
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