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In Sierra Leone, 3 Years Detention for Teenage Boy
By Bintu Aminata Sesay
Oct 22, 2009, 17:16
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The Magistrate Court No. 7 has ordered that a seventeen years old boy (name withheld) be detained at the Approve School in Kissy Freetown.

The verdict was handed down on the teenager on Tuesday 20th October 2009, after he was convicted of wounding with intent and other related charges. The particulars of offence state that the convict, on Sunday 11th October 2009, at 40B Kissy Bye Pass Road Freetown, wounded with intent and assaulted the complainant, Daniel Conteh, 16, occasioning to actual bodily harm. The convict wasted no time in pleading guilty to the offences immediately after the three count charges were read in court. He explained further that he is an orphan and he is looking for someone to take him in as their child. In another development, Albert Fofie Kowa made his first appearance before Magistrate Bankole Shyllon (the Presiding Magistrate of Court No. 3) to answer to two count charges. The particulars of offence state that the accused person on Sunday the 27th September 2009, at New England Ville, wounded and assaulted the complainant, Massah Kanneh.

The accused pleaded not guilty to both court charges. He was granted bail whilst the matter stands adjourned to Friday 30th October 2009.


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