By Feima Sesay
Abigail Kargbo Dumbuya wife of late Samuel Abubakarr Kargbo personal bodyguard to first lady Fatima Bio has on Friday 14 April 2023 testify before Magistrate Mark Ngeba of Pademba road court No1 on the alleged killing of her husband.
Led in evidence by ASP Ibrahim Mansaray, the witness recognized the first accused Mohamed Samura as her neighbor and the second accused Mohamed Lamin through the first accused.
She further that the deceased was her husband. She recalled on Monday 27 February 2023. Adding that prior to that on Sunday 26 February 2023 she was at home at night watching film with her children when the first accused entered the parlour and asked for the deceased.
She said the deceased daughter went inside the room to call her father as he was sleeping, adding that when the deceased came outside the room the first accused ask him to accompany him somewhere to collect money.
She said the deceased went out of the house with them and she followed him and the deceased entered into his car and started it but the first accused was inside his house and he rushed outside telling the deceased not to use his car and the deceased came down his car.
She further that the first accused went inside his house again and stay there for ten to twenty minutes and the deceased went inside the first accused house asking him if he is ready to go and the use the vehicle of the first accused and they left.
Madam Dumbuya said around 3 in the morning she did not see her husband and she started calling him on the phone but he did not respond, adding that she kept calling him until 7 am then she decided to take the children to school.
The witness said in the afternoon she was at home taking care of her four months old child and a friend of the first accused entered the compound and moved to the first accused department and break the door.
She call the first accused on his phone and ask him about her husband and he told her that they were not together.
She added that by 2 pm, the brother and sister of the first accused went to her house trying to tell her something but they were afraid and they went away.
She said around 4 pm, a friend of the deceased went to her and he put her on video asking her to explain how her husband left the house at night and after explaining to him, he told her that the deceased had pass away.
She said they went to 34 military hospital and she was shown a paper having her husband name and age and they later told her that her husband has pass away.
She later made statement at the Criminal investigation department Head quarter.
During cross examination by defense Counsel Madiue Bah on behalf of the first accused, the witness said they have been living together with the first accused at the same compound for three years and they have been living peacefully.
She also said when her husband and the first accused were living the compound that night it was the first accused car that they used and he drove the vehicle.
She said she knew T. Boy as their landlord and they have good relationship.
She confirmed that she was surprised to know that it was T. Boy who sent the first accused and the deceased to collect money.
She also confirms that before the incident she did not see T. Boy.
Lawyers representing the second and third accused did not cross examined the witness saying that their clients names were not mention by the witness during her testimony.
The prosecutor ASP Ibrahim Mansaray requested for an adjournment to bring his next witness.
Magistrate Ngegba remanded the accused persons in prison whiles the matter was adjourned to the 18 April 2023.
The accused Mohamed Samura, Mohamed Lamin and Hardy Momodu Evetyl Jabbie were arrainged before the court on two counts charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and murder contrary to law.
The charge sheet indicated that the accused persons on 27 February 2023 at Woodland Estate in Freetown conspired together and murder Samuel Abubakarr Kargbo.