By Feima Sesay
Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the pademba road court No.2 on Friday 24July 2020 sent Nituma Mansaray Nee Bangura to the High court for further trial for stabbing her husband who was a military officer to death with a cooking knife.
The accused Nituma Mansaray before commital was arraigned in court on one count of murder contrary to law. According to the indictment, the police alleged that the accused on 30March 2020 at Murray Town Military Barack in Freetown unlawfully murder Mahmoud Mansaray.
Prior to her committal, Magistrate Mark Ngegba said the prosecution called eight witnesses to testify including the exhibit clerk who tender in court the knife which the accused used to stab the deceased and the T-shirt which has blood stains.
He however stated that the evidence adduced by the prosecution against the accused was overwhelming warranting the committal of the accused to the high court for further trial. He added that he is satisfied that the prosecutions have proved their case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused.
He therefore committed the matter at the high court for further trial. Also lawyer Ishmael Philip Mamie was defending the accused in court while Inspector T.A Bangura was prosecuting the matter. She made 10 subsequent appearances before the matter was committed to the high court and had been in remand since then.