By Audrey Raymonda John
Reports reaching this medium reveal that some Qnet Representatives were physically assaulted by individuals known as Teacher, Kokie, Target, Bounce, Patrick and Alusine Koroma all of them being jobless youths.
The accused persons made their first appearance before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Pademba Road Court No.3 in Freetown on eight court charges to wit Public Insult and Provocation, Common Assault, Threatening language, Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Conspiracy contrary to law, Wounding with intent, Wounding and Larceny
According to the particulars of offence on the 27th March, 2023 at 187 Bai Bureh Road in the Western area in Freetown the accused persons did make use of insulting and provocative words against the complainants in such a manner as would likely provoke them to commit a breach of the peace.
On counts two and three, it was stated that the accused persons on the same date and place in the public view assaulted the complainant in a manner thereby occasioning bodily harm.
With regards Count four it was said that at the same place and date the accused persons did make use of threatening language against the complainants to wit “we go kill wuna” with a view to provoke them to commit a breach of the peace.
On count five the accused persons at the same place and date conspired with other persons unknown to Assault the complainants and on counts six and seven it was said that at the same date and place the accused maliciously wounded the complainants.
On count eight the prosecution said at the same place and date the accused persons stole nine Samsung phones belonging the complainants Aruna Kamara, Abdul Karim Sesay, Agnes, Isatu, Alusine Sesay, Sorie Jalloh, Ibrahim Sorie Sesay, Fatmata Wurie and James Daboh.
The charges were read and explained to the accused persons and they pleaded not guilty but were not legally represented.
However, the complainants were represented by Musa Pious Sesay.
Magistrate Bangura refused granting bail and sent the accused persons to the Male Correctional Center in Freetown matter adjourned to the 11th April 2023 for further hearing.