Victim testifies in alleged threatening language case

Mariama Jalloh, a cookery seller in Juba, on Friday 10th July 2020, testified against Alimamy Sesay, who was arraigned before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on allegation of threatening remarks. Police alleged that on Friday 19th June 2020 at Juba in Freetown, Alimamy threatened to kill his former employer Mariama Jalloh at the cookery shop she runs.

Sesay was charged with threatening remarks contrary to Section 3(1) of the Public Order Act No. 32 of 1965. Victim and prosecution witness Mariama Jalloh alleged that on the day of the incident, Sesay attempted to rape her in the bathroom she’d gone to defecate, adding she’d screamed and forced him out.

Jalloh revealed that the following morning, Sesay showed up at her residence and threatened to kill her with a machete. “Sesay promised to remove my intestine,” she added. Jalloh said she became worried and was forced to report the matter at the Lumley Police Station. Sesay was later arrested and was charged to court.

During cross-examination of the witness, Sesay denied any wrongdoing, saying he had worked diligently for Jalloh. Jalloh, however, denied that, saying Sesay harassed her for sex on many occasions, and threatened to kill her.

Magistrate Hannah Bonnie adjourned the matter to 22nd July 2020.

By Sulaiman Karim Sesay