Judiciary Communications, Ross Road Magistrate Court No. 3, Freetown,11th November, 2022: His Worship Magistrate Hadiru Daboh has sentenced accused Ibrahim Bangura, popularly known as SLA, who was standing trial on one count of Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, contrary to Section 47 of the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861, to one-year imprisonment for flogging his own grandmother, Mama Rita Bainda.
The particulars of the offence revealed that on Tuesday, 31st May, 2022, at No. 58 Wright Street, Wellington, Freetown in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, assaulted Rita Bainda in a manner thereby occasioning her Actual Bodily Harm.
According to Magistrate Hadiru Daboh, “His (accused Ibrahim Bangura) conduct of flogging his grandmother is immoral, thus making it more unlawful to warrant the maximum jail term of one year for the offence as in the Act.”
Assistant Superintendent of Police J. Bangura prosecuted the matter.
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