Accused remanded for 28m burgling

August 16, 2017 By Yusufu  S. Bangura

Abubakarr  kamara, Mohamed Conteh, and John Kamara were yesterday (15th August, 2017) remanded at the Male Correctional Centre after they made their first appearance before Magistrate Albert Moody of Court No.1  for felony.

The three accused persons were charged with two count charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and larceny contrary to Section 2 of larceny Act 1916.

The particulars of offense stated that on Saturday 5th August, 2017, they joined together to commit a felony and that on the same date and place, they stole twenty-eight million Leones (Le28, 000,000)  belonging to one Ibrahim Taquie at No.30 Congo cross.

 When the prosecution witness was testifying in Court before the magistrate, he said that he recognised the three accused persons in the box as his employees.

“I recall on Saturday 5th August, 2017 when I was at home in the morning hours, I called Foday who was in charge of the shop. I asked him to tell me about the cartons of egg, so he gave me the quantity of the eggs and I told him who to supply the eggs,” he testified.

“Sometimes later, I had a call from one Indian and he gave me information about the missing money. I went to the shop and on my arrival; I discovered that 28million Leones has got missing from where I kept it.”

“When I arrived at the shop I asked Foday to give me information about the 28million Leones .I also discovered that the lock has been broken. I went to the Eastern Police Station and reported the matter,” he testified.

He continued in his testimony that: “They gave me some officers to go with me to the shop. When we got there, they took a snapshot of the scene and the two accused were at the scene. On the same day, I received a call from the security attached to the shop, saying the third accused was at mille 38.We went there with two officers and caught him with DVD player, TV set, laptop, two phones and three million Leones. We also met him with the bag that he took from the shop.

Defense lawyer H.M Gavao made an application for bail, saying that they have reliable sureties that will stand on their behalf and that they will not interfere with the complainant and his witness.

He said they were ready to come to court whenever their matter comes up, if granted bail.

However, the magistrate remanded the accused persons in custody for fear of jumping bail.

The matter has been adjourned to the 21 August, 2017.