By: Audrey Raymonda John

Magistrate Marke Ngegba has ordered the former pupil of Providence International High School to be remanded at Road Court No.1 for allegedly stabbing his 62yrs-old school teacher Gillis Edward Ola Johnson to death.

The 17yrs-old pupil, Mohamed Haroun Conteh was investigated and charged to court on a count charge of murder contrary to law.

It was alleged on the charge sheet that on Saturday 11th March at No.54 Victoria Street Murdered Gillis Edward Ola Johnson.

Taking the oath and led in his examination in chief by State Counsel Umu Sumaray the police witness DP S 9546 Hamid Conteh attached to the scientific support unit as the scene of crime officers at Central Police Station said he is responsible to identify forensic and photographs of the scene of crimes.

He said on the 11th day of March 2023 he was on duty at Central Police Station when Assistant Superintendent of Police crime minor Marah Lahai informed him to visit a crime scene at No. 54 Victoria Street.

On arrival, he met Assistant Superintendent of Police Lahai Marah and other police officers at the scene.  He said he observed that the place the crime occurred was a dwelling house consisting of two rooms and a parlour.

” My Lord I saw a male figure lying on the floor with a cut on his throat”, he stated.

The crime scene officer further said two blue and two red pens were stocked in his throat. The witness said he took photos of the crime scene with his digital camera and the remains which were later conveyed to the Connaught teaching hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

The police witness said the photos were later developed and printed into pictures he produced and tendered as exhibits.

They were marked as exhibits B 1-6.


AG Kamanda Esq was standing in locust for E.T Koroma Esq sought a date as instructed by the head of the chamber for cross-examination.

Magistrate Marke Ngegba adjourned the matter to the 30th of May, 2023.


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