The husband of the judge handling the case of the NIA 9 Solo Sandeng high profile murder case, has been ran over by an intelligence agent working with the State Intelligence Services (SIS), formerly known as the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), leaving him to suffer a broken leg, FREEDOM NEWSPAPER CAN AUTHORITATIVELY REPORT. Essa Camara is the Chief Pharmacist at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and also the husband of Justice Kumba Sillah. He narrowly escaped death on Wednesday after his car was hit by an agent of the SIS.

Mr. Camara, a virtually quiet and humble guy, was driving home after close of business on Wednesday, when a vehicle being driven by a SIS officer, reportedly descended on him. He tried to avoid the SIS driver, but reports have it that the intelligence officer’s car had faulty brakes at the time of the automobile accident. He then ran into Essa’s car thereby breaking his leg.

Mr. Camara was rushed to the EFSTH hospital for further medical attention. He was admitted upon arrival. He had undergone a successful surgery on Friday, per reports reaching this medium. Camara, is said to be currently responding to treatment.

The person behind the wheel was not immediately known. It was later gathered that the person in question works at the President’s office as an intelligence officer.

A delegation led by the SIS boss visited Mr. Camara at the hospital to check on him, we gathered.

The SIS officer linked to the accident was said to have been questioned by the police, but later released. It is not clear if criminal charges have been filed against him.

It is not clear if any foul play was involved. The matter is in the hands of the police.

Police spokesman Lamin Njie could not be reached for comment. His phone lines were switched off at the time of filing this report.

Editor’s note: Essa Camara is a close friend and brother to the Editor of the Freedom Newspaper. We wish him speedy recovery. We are also calling on the state to thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to the accident and bring its perpetrator(s) to book.

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