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Autopsy shows journalist died of stab wounds, as headman arrested over killing

Autopsy shows journalist died of stab wounds, as headman arrested over killing

FreetownA post-mortem carried out today on journalist Ibrahim Foday shows clearly that he died of stab wounds.

Chief Pathologist Dr Owis Koroma, who carried out the autopsy that lasted some 90 minutes, said the knife was lodged into his right back which severed his lungs and went deep to touch his chest. The wound was 7 centimetres deep and 2 centimetres wide and the deceased was still bleeding during the autopsy, 48 hours since he was killed.

“The fact that he [Ibrahim] was stabbed from the back shows how cowardly the assailant was”, Dr Owis said.

Ibrahim Foday aged 38 and a reporter working for the daily Exclusive Newspaper, was killed on Sunday 12 June around Grafton in the outskirts of Freetown, during a riot between residents of Grafton and Kossoh Town over a land disputed by the two communities, which the journalist was apparently covering. SLAJ has strongly condemned the killing calling on the police to speedily bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.

Meanwhile the Assistant Inspector General of Police for Freetown East, Mustapha Kamara has told SLAJ that the headman of Kossoh Town, Victor Haffner has been arrested in connection with the killing of the journalist, while a manhunt is underway to arrest his driver known only as Tunday. He said the full resources of the Sierra Leone Police especially in the east of the Western Area of the country had been put into the search for him with information that he was last dropped off at Four Mile, some twenty miles from Freetown. “We will get him” he assured. Tunday is the prime suspect in the murder of the journalist with many in the area saying that he did stab Ibrahim. SLAJ President, Umaru Fofana has expressed satisfaction so far with the police in the matter.

The remains of the late journalist will be laid to rest on Friday after a funeral service at the St Martins Church, Blackhall Road, Freetown.

SLAJ, Freetown

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