Wounding with intent case committed to High Court

Magistrate Abdul Sherriff of Magistrate Court No. 3 on Pademba Road in Freetown on Wednesday 27th November 2019 committed to the High Court the criminal matter involving Tamba Abu of Aberdeen. The police allege on Thursday 24th October 2017, at Crab Town in Aberdeen, the accused, Abu Tamba, wounded Malcolm Davies contrary to Section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. He was also accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to Section 47 of the Offence Against the Person Act 1861. On Friday 22nd November 2019, the Exhibit Clerk, Samba Mansaray at the Aberdeen Police Station, testified before Magistrate Sherriff. Led by Inspector Gloria V.S. Macauley, PW 3 stated his duties at the station are to receive and register exhibits in the Court Book. Also, whenever those exhibits are needed he produces and tenders them. He said he recalled on 28th October 2017, Detective Police Constable I. Kamara gave him one silver bread knife with blood stains on it and six different clothing items with blood stains. He said he took custody of the exhibits and recorded them in the court exhibit book. The exhibits were produced and tendered as evidence and duly accepted in court. The accused did not object to the evidence. PW 4, Ola Taylor, also of Crab Town, Aberdeen, said she knew the accused in the dock as a mason and carpenter building her sister’s makeshift structure. She said on Thursday, 24 October 2017, while at home with her sister, the accused came to ask for her sister, Fatmata Simbo. She said the accused met another man in the house, Malcolm Davies, who is the boyfriend of Fatmata. She said the accused called Fatmata but she told him that she was with somebody.

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