Farmer Sentenced to Death by Hanging

By Mohamed Masaray in Kenema

Moijiueh Brima, a farmer of Nyanyahun Village, Luawa chiefdom in the Kailahun district has been sentenced to death by hanging after he was found guilty of committing murder by the Presiding High Court Judge in Kenema, Hon. Justice Allan B. Hallaway.
According to the particular of the offence, the Accused on 13th July, 2015 at Nyanyahun Village, Kailahun district murdered one Jeneba Mansaray.
The Executive Director of Amnesty International Sierra Leone, Solomon Sogbandi said recently that the last execution that took place in Sierra Leone was in 1998, noting that the government has put a moratorium on the execution of death penalty, and that the president promised that he will not kill anybody throughout his reign.
“Despite the fact that the government is not using the death penalty, it is still in our law books. There is the likelihood that another government might be tempted to use the death penalty. So the best that can happen is for the law to be removed from our law books,” he said.
He pointed out that the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Report call for the abolition of the death penalty. He said Amnesty International Sierra Leone will continue to push until the law is remove from the law books of Sierra Leone.
Death penalty can be invoked in Sierra Leone in matters relating to murder, robbery with aggravation, mutiny, and treason.
In a related development, Mohamed Sesay, alias Colombo was sentenced to 16 years Imprisonment to be served concurrently, after he was found guilty on four counts of robbery with aggravation and and assault occasioning actual bodily harm by Justice Halloway.
The accused on 16 March, 2015 at Nyanyahun New Site, Kenema in the eastern region of the Republic of Sierra Leone armed with a knife and cutlass robbed Betty Bockarie the sum of Le 180,000 and two five gallon containers of palm oil valued at Le 180,000.
The Accused on the same date and at the same place assaulted Betty Bockarie in a manner thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm and also robbed one Jaka Alpha the sum of Le 56,000.
The matters were prosecuted by Umu Sumaray, state counsel in the eastern region while the culprits were represented by Defence Counsel Pawudu Bangura.

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