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Jury Acquits Man Of Murder In Bong
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, April 25 (LINA) - Jurors at the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County, have acquitted Emmanuel Mulbah of murder following nearly two years of trial.
Mulbah went on trial for the alleged murder of a seven-year-old girl, Janet Harris, in Yarkporlah Town, Bong County, who went missing in August 2012.
The six jurors reached the not guilty verdict 30 minutes after Resident Judge J. Boima Kontoe of the Ninth Judicial Circuit turned the case over to them for deliberation on Thursday.
“After deliberating, we the jurors in a majority verdict hereby find defendant Emmanuel Mulbah not guilty of the crime of murder,” the jurors said in their verdict read in court by their foreman.
Following the pronouncement of the not-guilty verdict by the jurors, Judge Kontoe immediately dismissed the case and declared defendant Mulbah a free man.
The state, represented by County Attorney Cornelius Flomo Wennah, and a team of prosecutors from the Ministry of Justice concurred and promised to respect the decision of those he jury.
The defense team, headed by Attorney James Saybay, praised the jurors for the verdict, and vowed to sue the government for having failed to prove its case against their client.