Brother Sentenced to Jail for Threatening Sister's Life in Property Dispute with Father
In Ross Court No. 3, Massah Rogers, a crucial witness, unveiled distressing accounts of alleged threats and abuse by her elder brother during a property dispute trial.
In an emotionally charged testimony before Magistrate Hadiru Daboh, Massah recounted the events of October 12th, 2023. She tearfully described her brother's involvement in a disturbing altercation, detailing his use of offensive language, threats on her life, and a shocking claim to their father's property.
Massah narrated an incident where, in a fit of rage, the accused directed abusive behavior towards his own daughter, prompting her intervention. However, she claimed that her intervention escalated the aggression towards her, with threats of violence and a claim to their father's property.
During cross-examination by defense counsel Musa Abdulah Kamara, Massah affirmed the incident's occurrence within their compound. Kamara probed their relationship before the incident, and Massah confirmed a prior speaking relationship but highlighted longstanding issues spanning 19 years.
In court, Massah clarified, "I did not bring him to court for the misunderstanding between us, but rather for the invective words and threats against my life."
The prosecution assured the court of presenting a second witness on the next adjourned date.
Despite the defense's plea for bail, Magistrate Daboh denied bail, remanding the accused to the Male Correctional Centre on Pa Demba Road in Freetown pending further hearings. The case is scheduled to resume on November 17th, 2023, for the continuation of proceedings.