SIERRA LEONE: DEATH SENTENCE FOR LAC & G-FAG
September 8, 2016: Baimba Moi Foray (alias LA Chocolate) and Foday Amara Kamara (alias G-Fag) were sentenced to death by hanging after the panel of 12 Jurors found them guilty on two counts of conspiracy to murder and murder, while 3rd accused Avril Orehdola Renner (Oreh) was acquitted and discharged in the murder of Sydney David Buckle alias DJ Cleff.
According to the Forman LAC and Foday Amara Kamara alias G-Fag were found guilty on both counts because of circumstantial evidences and witnesses adduced in Court that linked both accused to the murder of DJ Cleff but however no evidences were linked with the 3rd accused Oreh.
Before the verdict, presiding Judge Alusine Sesay gave five hours thorough summon and analyses of the evidences highlighting keys areas of significance that linked LAC and G-Fag to the murder of DJ Cleff stating that prosecution relied on circumstantial evidence.
āCircumstantial evidence is good and has weight as direct evidence to incriminate anyone. It is evidence of relevant facts which work cumulatively in a geometrical progression to fuse all possibilities of facts. It is not all cases that have to be proven with direct evidenceā, Justice Sesay noted.
LAC was asked for a mitigation plea and he said āIām not guilty of the crime and Iām not satisfied with the justice. I know one of the Jurors did not convict me. I plead for mercy because Iāve never done this before. I have right to appeal because Iām not guilty, may the will of God be doneā.
Justice Alusine Sesay announced the conviction of the accused stating that for conspiracy both accused are sentenced to 25yrs imprisonment and for murder they are sentenced to death by hanging noting that murder is a substantive offence and its constitutional penalty is death.
However defence counsel for both LAC and G-Fag said they will appeal within 21 days because they are not satisfied with the verdict. (Sources: awoko.org, 09/09/2016)