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Life is deplorable at correctional centre says disabled suspect

Life is deplorable at correctional centre says disabled suspect

Mohamed Morie, who was among eight others arrested for various offences ranging from robbery with aggravation to sexual penetration, was set free by the High Court in Freetown.

According to the Public Relations Officer, Derrick Nat George, the incident that involved Mohamed Morie took place in Waterloo in 2914 where he spent 13 days in remand before he was charged to court.

Mr. Nat George furthered that Mohamed Morie continued to attend the Magistrate’s Court during which he spent over a year in remand without indictment.

In an interview with the Legal Aid Board after his release from detention, Mohamed Morie said the girl told the police that he tied her mouth with cloth when she entered his room and sexually abused her, a charge which the defendant vehemently denied.

Mohamed Morie said he spent three years behind bars during which he lost three of his teeth at the Correctional Centre.

Three accused were released by Justice Fofanah and Justice Alusine Sesay, two by Justice Musa Kamara and one by Justice Alhaji Stevens on the grounds of want of prosecution made by lawyers of the Legal Aid Board of Sierra Leone.

In another development, The Legal Aid Board on Friday 19th February 2019 held meeting with the Odelay Union at Africell Bathurst Street Office Conference Hall on Security and justice issues. In her remark, the Executive Director Mrs Carlton   Hanciles said the Odelay Union is an important component in their pursuit for justices across all levels noting that the Board had and continued to serve as Legal platform to settle all Civil Conflicts.

She said the poor says there is no justices as her institution will concentrate on preventive measure rather than the punitive measures.

The Chairman Odelay Union, Chairman Sankoh Sesay of Eastern Paddle thank the Legal Aid Board for partnering with the Odelay Union on Legal Education, noting that the click boys are part of the various Communities that have Odelay but they are not direct members of the Culture.

Chairman Sankoh said with the help of the Legal Aid Board, they will reach communities prone areas with Legal Education through community meetings in order to get the attentions of the clicks boys.

He noted that the emergence of the music industry serves as the root causes of clicks and youth violence adding that secret societies core value inches on respect and good behaviour hence any society members is suppose to be respectful with a good behaviour.

Odelay Union Secretary General, Maidu Sesay noted that the Legal Aid Board is targeting youths between the ages of 17-35 years adding that the union consist of youths that fall with such age bracket.

Maidu pointed that youth violence does not affect the union but the nation as a whole hence the need to work in concerted efforts to combat clicks, gang starism for peaceful co-existence.

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