The first prosecution witness, Memunatu Kargbo, sister –in –law to the accused person yesterday March 1st 2017 testified before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1.
Whilst testifying, she told the court that on Christmas day, December 25th 2016, she received information that the late eleven (11) years old Aminata Kamara was unwell and for that she went to the house of the accused. She added that when she reached at the house she examined the late Aminata Kamara and took her to the Satellite Hospital at Berry Street in Freetown. Memunatu Kargbo went on that when she reached at the Satellite Hospital, a nurse examined the late Aminata Kamara and at the end the nurse told her that somebody had sexually penetrated the late Aminata Kamara.
Memunatu Kargbo added that the nurse referred her to go with the late Aminata Kamara to the Rainbow Center at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital at Fourah Bay Road in Freetown for examination and treatment. She went further that the deceased was examined and treated at the hospital. She added that at the Rainbow Center, she noticed that blood was profusely oozing out of the deceased vaginal and eventually the deceased died at the hospital.
Memunatu Kargbo continued that the late Aminata Kamara was taken to the Connaught Mortuary for an autopsy examination. She added that at the end of the autopsy examination Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma issued out the report of the cause of death of the late Aminata Kamara. Memunatu Kargbo tendered the autopsy report to the court for identification which was marked Z.
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara remanded the accused Saidu Kargbo to the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown and the matter was adjourned to Wednesday March 8th 2017 for continuation.
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