Civil Law Court Symphony LoneStar Cell MTN In Murder Trial Case

The Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice has reportedly symphony the management of Liberia’s oldest GSM Company, the LoneStar Cell MTN in a murder case involving a student of the University of Liberia, Defendant Johnette Pinky Abu who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, Morris Johnson to death.

According court record, the GSM mobile phone company is being invited to give detail information on its service provided used during a communication made between the deceased (Morris Johnson) and the accused (Johnette Pinky Abu) prior to the alleged commission of the act by the accused.

During the trial of the case at the Temple of Justice, Naomi Bah testifying as the second witness for the prosecution in the ongoing murder trial of has linked Ms. Abu to the death of her boyfriend, Morris Johnson.

Johnson, who was an employee of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), was on June 26 of this year allegedly stabbed to death at Abu’s home in the Samuel Kanyon Doe Community in Paynesville.

State prosecution, in August of this year, indicted Miss Abu for murder after her lawyer Cllr. Arthur Johnson pressed for the state to bring her to court and prove their case, charging that she was innocent.

Cllr. Johnson claimed that it could be a violation of the rights of a Defendant to remain in jail after he or she has been indicted, saying the law requires that an indicted Defendant must be brought to court for trial within the period of two terms of court.

In the instant case, Cllr. Johnson argued that there was no forensic report and there was no autopsy done on the body of the deceased to establish the cause of death.

He added that there is no witness to come out to testify that the Defendant was the one that stabbed the victim.

Cllr. Johnson, who vowed to file a motion to admit his client to bail if she is not try within the statutory period, said “the law provides that when the presumption is not great and the evident is not proven a Defendant in that case can be admitted to bail”.

However, based on Cllr. Johnson’s argument, state lawyers during the November 2018 Term of court arraigned defendant Abu at the Criminal Court “A” where her trial is ongoing.

But the defendant denied the charge and pleaded not guilty, thereby joining issue with the state to prove its case.

During the course of the trial on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 prosecution second witness Naomi Bah took the witness stand and told the court and jury that when the incident occurred she came out of the house and heard the late Johnson yelling and holding his side claiming that Pinky had stabbed him.

But defense lawyer Cllr. Johnson told the court and jury that there was contradiction in the testimony of the prosecution witness, claiming that when witness Bah was invited by the Police she told the police that she saw the Defendant stabbing the deceased while in her testimony before the court she alluded that she saw the victim shouting that Pinky had stabbed him.

However, when questioned which one of her two statements was true, she added that the one she provided to the police was not true that she saw the Defendant stabbing the deceased.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.