17 Yrs. Old Providence Int. School Pupil On Remand For Killing


By Feima Sesay

Mohamed Haroun Conteh a 17 years old pupil from Providence International School was on Tuesday 23 May 2023 sent on remand by magistrate Mark Ngegba of Pademba road court No1 for allegedly killing his teacher Mr Edward Ola Johnson.

The accused made his first appearance in court and was charge with one count of murder contrary to law.

It was alleged that the accused Mohamed Haroun Conteh on Saturday 11th March 2023, at No 5 Victoria Street Freetown murdered Edward Ola Johnson.

Prosecution witnesses No1,  Police sergeant Amidu Conteh attached to the scientific support unit as a scene of crime officer at the central police station recalled on the 11th of March while on duty at central Division, ASP Lahai told him to visit a  scene of crime at Victoria Street, immediately he said he left for the scene.

Noting that on arrival, he  met other police officers at the said scene of crime.

At the scene, he said he observed the scene was a dwelling house of two rooms and a parlor where a male was lying on the floor in a pool of blood with his throat slit dressed with two blue and two red pens tucked into his throat.

The witness said he took photographs with his Nikon digital camera of the scene and the remains. The said remains he said was shortly after taken to the Connaught hospital morgue.

Sergeant Amidu Conteh presented the camera with the photos in it along with printed copies of the same pictures.

He said that photos and Camara were produce and tender in court as exhibits B1-6 respectively to form part of the evidence.

At this juncture, cross examination was defer.

Lawyer Umuh Sumaray Esq. from the Law Officers’ Department is prosecuting the matter.

Magistrate Ngegba however remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the matter to the 30th May 2023 for further hearing.


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