My Son Was Stabbed 17 Times -Mother Testifies

By Mariama Hamadi

One Adama Kamara has testified before Magistrate  Hannah Bonnie of the Pademba Road Court No1 in Freetown in an alleged murder of her son Alieu Sesay.

The accused in the said matter, Mohamed Sesay made his third appearance in court and was arraigned on a count of murder contrary to law.

According to the charge sheet, it was alleged that the accused on Friday, 14th August, 2020, at 17:00 hours at No 9 Ranger Street off Mountain Cut, Freetown, stabbed one Alieu Sesay 17 times all over his body and later died at the Connaught Hospital. 

Explaining her ordeal, Adama Kamara told the court in her Examination in Chief that on the aforementioned date, she was at home watching movie when she had someone opening the gate to her compound. She said upon hearing the noise, she opened the door to the living room to see what was happening.

“I saw that it was my son (now deceased), and I rushed out to open the gate,” she said, adding that that whilst she was trying to open the gate for his son to enter, she saw the accused, Mohamed Sesay with two knives in both hands.

The mother of the deceased also told the court that she overheard her son pleading with the accused not to stab him.

She continued that she also heard the accused telling her son that he has promised to kill him in front of his parents and that was exactly what he is going to do.

Madam Adama said while her son was stepping backwards, the accused rushed at him and stabbed​ him in the right part of the head.

She said the deceased was about to fight back but that the accused again stabbed him multiple times all over his body.

The mother of the accused furthered that she immediately called for help but at that material time, the deceased was trying to escape into an unfinished building, but that the accused chased him until he was unable to run and he fell on the ground.

“After stabbing my son, the accused then ran away with his phone,” the mother explained in tears. She said the deceased body was conveyed to the Connaught Hospital by a team of police personnel who were patrolling that night he passed away.

In conclusion, the witness said since she received the news of her son’s death, she has since been in shock as, according to her, everything happened in her presence.

The accused was later arrested by his relatives and brought to the Eastern Police Station for investigation. 

At the end of her Examination in Chief, the accused did not cross examine the witness because there was no legal representation made on his behalf.

The matter was adjourned to the 15th of September, 2020 for further hearing.