Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 Presided over by Magistrate Dr Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara has on Friday 24th February, 2017 committed a rape matter to the High Court of Sierra Leone for trial. Accused persons Abdulai Bangura a 45-year-old man and Abdulai Kamara allegedly raped 14-year-old girl appeared before Magistrate Dr. Abu BakarrBinneh Kamara.
The young girl (a minor) was forced to marry the first accused person, Abdulai Bangura.
Evidence tendered in court shown that the girl was forced to marry the first accused person by her family including her uncle Pa Alie Kamara and wife Salamatu Kamra despite her refusal.
She was forced to come to stay in Freetown with her husband who forcefully sexually abuse her knowing she was under age.
DPC John Henry attached at the family support unit of Congo Cross Police Station recalled the matter of forced marriage and sexual penetration of a girl below 18 years was reported to his station.
On 28th November 2016 Abdulai Bangura and Abdulai Kamara were arrested in connection of the matter under investigation, they were charged to court on two counts of conspiracy and sexual penetration.
Bangura and Kamara were committed to high court for trial maintaining bail conditions.
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