For Murder… St. Edwards Pupil Goes High Court

By Mariama Hamadi

Magistrate Elizabeth Sheila Bangura Jalloh of Pademba Road Court No7 has committed the matter of Sylvester Foday Bangura, a SSS 1 pupil of Saint Edwards Secondary School to the High Court for proper trial.

The offender in the above action was arraigned before her for Preliminary Investigation after he was alleged to have killed one Mohamed Sesay by stabbing him in his neck at Congo Town field.

Delivering her ruling shortly after the matter was  mentioned by the court clerk, Magistrate Sheila Bangura Jalloh said the offender, Sylvester Foday Bangura was charged with a count of murder contrary to law.

It was alleged by the Prosecution that on Friday 4th of October, 2019, at Congo Town field in Freetown, the offender murdered Mohamed Sesay.

She said to prove their case, the Prosecution called in three factual and two formal witnesses who testified in Court and corroborated.

Magistrate Elizabeth Jalloh further stated in her ruling that the Prosecution team led by Inspector Morrison Dunor proved it case beyond reasonable doubt and looking into the file before her, there is enough evidence to warrant the offender to stand proper trial at the High Court.

Preparing his committal warrant, the offender was put to his selection, among which he responded that he will be testifying at the High Court on his defence and would call in witnesses.

However he was committed to stand proper trial at the High Court without bail.