Legal Aid Board rescues 9 youths & cripple

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Among the nine people released from the Correctional Center was Mohamed Morie a cripple from Kailahun District. He was charged with sexual penetration.

The Legal Aid Board was established by an Act of Parliament to advocate for indigenes who cannot afford to hire the service of a lawyer and also recently the Board advocated for the released of over one hundred and sixty indigenes including two Guineans and one Liberian.

Explaining his ordeal to AYV Newspaper, Mohamed Morie said the incident took place around Waterloo area in 2014 and that he was later arrested and detained for thirteen days at the police station before charged to court. He noted that his matter took three weeks at the Magistrate Court and one year in remand before indictment.

According to Mohamed Morie, the girl told the police that she was tired when she got into the room and sexually assaulting her which he denied affirming that life at the Correctional Center was difficult as he lost three of his teeth in a fight while in remand.

According to Legal Aid Board three accuse were released by Justice Fofanah, three by Justice Alusine Sesay, two by Justice Musu Kamara and one by Justice Alhaji Stevens they were released as a result of applications made by Legal Aid Board lawyers.