The three accused persons, Demoh Bangura, her husband Shollay Val Renner and David were alleged to have brutally murdered Patrick Bangura, on 10 April 2016, at his 7k Upper Tengbeh town residence in Freetown, and later dumped his remains in a local latrine pit at the same residence.
When the matter was mentioned on the previous adjourned date, the lead prosecuting state counsel, Jilo Bull wanted to lead her first persecution witness in evidence, but that she was preventing from doing so, after she realized that only the formal witnesses testified during preliminary trial at the magistrate court.
She then pleaded with the presiding judge, Justice John Bosco Allieu at that material moment for an adjournment, as she wanted to add names of witnesses especially witnesses, which the prosecution considered to be very helpful and germane to their case.
Before the adjournment was granted, Justice John Bosco Allieu admonished the state prosecution to take advantage of the situation, as jurors had so far been attending court proceedings, and that it was better for the prosecution to get their witnesses ready for testimony in the light of other murder and felonious matters awaiting adjudication.
The matter was adjourned to today 13 March 2017 and all accused were ordered to be remanded at the maximum state custody in Freetown.
In a separate development, Dauda Amid Koroma, Alfred Mustapha Bangura and Jessy Brima Bakoi who were indicted by the Anti Corruption Commission on twenty four count corruption related offence are also expected to appear before Justice John Bosco Allieu of the high court of Sierra Leone today, 13 March 2017.
All three accused person were staff of a local nongovernmental organization called Needy Today, based in the northern district town of Makeni, and that their indictment indicated that the accused person received over four hundred million leones from an international nongovernmental organization, Goal Ireland to respond to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, but that the commission alleged that the said funds were not utilized for it intended purpose.
The indictment further disclosed that the accused persons allegedly attempted to bribe the auditor of Goal Ireland, Sulaiman Bah the sum of three million leones, when he was instructed to audit the financial accounts and records of Needy Toady, and for him to discontinue with the auditing exercise.
Even though Lawyer C F Edwards who represented accused persons applied for bail on behalf of his Clients , but that Justice John Bosco Allieu turned down his application and ordered for all accused persons to be remanded at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown, before he adjourned the matter to today, 13 March 2017.