Prosecution Witness Number One (PW1) in the ongoing murder trial of a retired solider Dauda Sesay, Timothy Mustapha Sawary has testified in the High Court that during the alleged incident he met the deceased lying on the floor half naked.
The defendant in this action was arraigned before Appeal Court Judge; Justice John Bosco Alieu after going through preliminary investigation at the Magistrate Court for allegedly murdered his mother Yealie Sesay.
Led in evidence by State Counsel Robin Mason Jr. the witness said on the date of the incident, he was at his Freedom West Drive at the Catholic Relief Service community Grafton at around 6 am when a group of women arrived and informed him that he defendant has killed his mother.
He said upon receiving the information he proceeded to the crime scene with the women and met the defendant already arrested by the youth.
“In my presence, he defendant made a confession that he was the one that murdered his mother,” the witness explained.
Explaining further the witness said he entered the house and observed the deceased lying half naked in her room with blood oozing all over her body.
“Accompanied by the youth and other personalities, the defendant was escorted to the Grafton Police Post where the report was made.
He said the corpse was later conveyed to Connaught Hospital Mortuary for post mortem examination.
Taking the witness stand, Prosecution Witness Number Two, Hawa Sesay who gave her occupation as a petty trader told the court that on 11 February 2016 she was at home when the daughter of the deceased called and informed her that her sister has been murdered by her son.
“Upon hearing that, I rushed to the scene and on arrival; I met the deceased lying in her room in a wreck less manner,” she said.
Prosecution Witness Number Two further explained that she was with other people wondering what happen when the police came and collected the body.
She said after a week, the body was handed over to them with original of the death certificate from the government pathologist for proper burial.
On conclusion of her testimony, counsel representing the defendant Cecila Tucker objected to the evidence of the second witness on the grounds that she never made statement to the police.
Defense counsel further submitted that it is improper for someone to come and testify on a high profile matter like murder without going through the due process.
However the matter was adjourned to the 22nd March 2017 for the Judge to rule on the objection made by defense counsel