The Scene of Crime Officer, Detective Police Inspector Issa Sayoh Dumbuya in the ongoing alleged murder trial involving Baimba Moi Foray alias LA Chocolate and two others had testified that he “observed a deep hole on the neck of the deceased, Sydney Buckle alias DJ Cleff.”


Mr. Dumbuya who is attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, attached to the Crime Scene Examiner said he made the observation on the 10th June 2015 when the deceased body was exhumed from the Bolima Cemetery off Waterloo.

He added that on that date, the Government Pathologist, Dr. Owizz Koroma conducted a post-mortem examination on the remains of the deceased, stating that he took photographs of the pathologist holding the neck of the deceased with a deep hole on it.

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He also told the court that as the Scene of Crime Officer, he took several photographs including the body bag, a tattoo on the deceased hand, which he printed in to pictures.

Mr. Dumbuya made this testimony before Justice Alusine Sesay of High Court on the 9th February 2016 on an alleged murder trial.
The Scene of Crime Officer also said at the end of the post-mortem he collected two yellow ropes and a brown cloth that was wrapped on the remains, stating that he treated the items as exhibits.

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Giving the description of his job, the witness said he collects evidence from scene of crimes, take photographs and tender those evidences in court.

Continuing his testimony, Mr. Dumbuya said on the 3rd of June 2015, while he was on duty, the then Director of CID, Ibrahim Koroma informed him about an alleged murder at Cemetery Road, Aberdeen village, Freetown.

Immediately, he continued, a team of scientific support unit together with Dr. Owizz Koroma, D Sergeant 5758 Kamara, first accused (LA Chocolate), who led the team to his residence at Cemetery Road and himself headed for the alleged scene of crime.

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On their arrival witness said he observed several things including a wooden cage of dogs, a swimming pool, gyming Hall, stating that he took several photographs of the scene and collected exhibits including a black and white carpet which he handed over to the Exhibit’s Clerk, S Mansaray and string of fibers (Carpet Strings) with dog fin blood stains on them which he treated as trace exhibits.

The first accused who had shaved his dread locks and others were remanded in prison while the matter had been adjourned to the 16th February 2016.