FBC Murder Case May Be Vacated

 

By Thomas S. Kembay

The alleged murder case involving six students of Klymax Klub, Fourah Bay College may be thrown out of court for lack of evidence.

In an angry mood the presiding Magistrate, Santigie Bangura stated on Monday 5th November, 2018 that prosecution was taking advantage of the nature of the matter by failing to present witnesses in court and requesting for so many adjourned dates.

“It is an affront not only to me as the sitting Magistrate on the matter but to the entire judiciary,” frowned the Magistrate.

Magistrate Bangura vowed that he has given the prosecution the last chance to produce its witness on the next adjourned date – 12th November, 2018 and that failing which, he would be left with no other option but to go by the plea of the defence council. This warning comes following request by the defence council for the court close the matter.

It could be recalled that Defence Council led by Lawyer Mohamed Sahid Bangura and A.S Marrah had earlier applied that the prosecution closes its case due its continued show of disrespect to the judiciary.

Lawyer Bangura stated that an order was given for the prosecution to furnish the defence with the statement of the accused which, he said, they flouted with impunity.

Lawyer A.S Marrah also stated that the attitude of the prosecution clearly demonstrates that it were never ready to prosecute the matter and that the court, he added, has an inherent jurisdiction to see that every order of fairness and equity is adhered to in every step in the matter.

The matter comes up again on 12th November, 2018.