Journalist Samura’s death was homicidal – Pathologist

According to the Government Consultant Pathologist Dr Owizz Koroma, the death of Ibrahim Samura, was as a result of homicide. Ibrahim Samura was the Managing Editor of the New Age Newspaper, until his death at the 34 Military hospital, on 6th June 2018. On Friday 1st November 2019, the Government Pathologist presented the autopsy report before Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No.2 as to the causes of his death. He noted that “the causes of death was unnatural, the mode or manner was either accidental nor suicidal but homicidal,” Dr Koroma stated. Abu Bakarr Daramy, the spokesman for the All People Congress in the Western Area and Herbert George Williams, the Former Mayor of Freetown City Council were accused by the Police to have murdered Ibrahim Samura on 31st March 2018 at the Lumley roundabout. They were arraigned for Murder and Conspiracy to commit Grievous Bodily Harm. The Pathologist informed the Court that he performed the autopsy on the deceased, on 12th June 2018, six days after his death in the presence of his wife and the police investigator at 11:30 am. Dr Owizz said the body of the deceased was complete, as non of his parts was removed, adding that ” there were no signs of compositions. ” The witness said the deceased sustained external injuries on his neck, and head noting that the scalp shows massive bleeding on the under surface. “The skull shows massive fracture.”

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