Police Inspector Karim Samura attached to the Central Police Division yesterday testified before Magistrate Mohamed Seray Wurie of court No.1 in the alleged murder trial involving a lecturer of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) Gibril Fofanah who allegedly murdered his wife Mrs. Marie Fofanah (nee Marie Samura) of the same address at No.20 Kumba Lane Gbendembu Goderich in Freetown.

In his testimony in court the sixth prosecution witness told the court that he recognized the accused in dock and know him as his younger sister’s husband.

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He said he recalled on the 14th June 2015 while on duty at the said police division received a phone call from his younger brother Issa Samura who is also a witness in the matter gave him information about the condition of Mrs. Fofanah who is now deceased.

The witness continues that as a result of the information, he immediately proceeded to the accused resident. At his arrival at the scene of crime, the witness said he met his younger brother Issa Samura standing in front of the accused house. He said his brother then told him that their sister Mrs. Marie Fofanah had died.

Based upon the shocking news, the witness said he rushed to the Connaught hospital on the request of mortuary attendant. Two mortuary attendants then accompanied him to the scene of crime and took the deceased to the Connaught mortuary for post mortem.

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He furthered that he was later on invited at the Gbendembu police station to make statement. The post mortem examination of the remains of Mrs. Marie Fofanah was witnessed by him and the police investigators. After the post mortem, the witness said that the remains of Mrs. Marie Fafanah were handed over to the family members for proper burial.

The accused was not granted bail and was remanded at the Pademba Road Correctional Centre in Freetown.

The matter was adjourned to the 14th July 2015. Culled from Global Times Newspaper