In the ongoing case of insulting and threatening language against the Acting Chief Justice (CJ), Valecious V. Thomas, the sim card of the accused, Ibrahim Issa Kamara, allegedly used to send the threatening text messages to the Acting C.J. has been discovered missing.
This was disclosed by the Prosecution Witness, (PW) Sergeant 6894 Kanu A.P., on Tuesday 24th November 2015.
He was answering to questions from defense counsel, C.F. Margai, during cross-examination when he revealed that he downloaded the alleged invective text messages and emails the accused sent to the Chief Justice.
The witness identified the document that was marked exhibit Z1-2 adding that the black HTC mobile phone and sim card were in his possession but when examined, the sim card was missing.
The black HTC mobile phone was identified by the witness and marked exhibit Y.
During cross-examination by C.F. Margai, the witness disclosed that the police did not down load the text messages but the Acting C.J. and that it was the police who went to the office of the complainant to obtain his statement that is legal as the other way round.
Mr. Margai also told the witness that the accused was asked to get a letter from the Inspector General of Police before making a report against the Acting C.J. which he ignored by reporting the matter to the Criminal Investigations Department.
The matter was adjourned to 3rd December 2015.
The accused made his fourth appearance on seven (7) count charges ranging from use of insulting language contrary to section 3 (i) of the Public Order Act 1965, use of threatening language contrary to section 3 (i) of the Public Order Act 1965, sending insulting writings contrary to section 3 (iii) of the Public Order Act 1965, sending threatening writings contrary to section 3 (iii) of the Public Order Act 1965, sending offensive writings contrary to section 3 (iii) of the Public Order Act 1965 to calling a person by another name with intent to insult him contrary to section 3 (iii) of the Public Order Act 1965.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused, Ibrahim Issa Kamara, on 2nd and 4th October 2015 at 3 Edward Street in Freetown used insulting language against the Acting Chief Justice Valesius V. Thomas through his email address to wit “the story will be sad to tell” with intent to provoke him to commit the breach of the peace and used threatening language on him to wit “your cup will surely rennet over, keep watching your surroundings and shoulder.”
The court was further told that the accused on the same date and place sent threatening writing in the form of a text message to wit “I know and the community knows you are a land grabber lawyer and thief justice” to the Acting Chief Justice through his mobile phone number 076640590.
The court was further informed that the accused sent an offensive writing in the form of an email to wit “what a shame on you and the office of our judiciary.”
he accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges.