December 6, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura
Magistrate Albert Moody has discharged a matter involving Ibrahim Kamara, Joseph Boston Koroma and James Samba in which the prosecution alleged conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretenses for want of prosecution.
According to the Principal Magistrate: “The complainant in the matter is a busy man and therefore could not come to court to testify, and the court cannot continue to keep these accused persons in custody without prosecuting them; it is on that basis that I discharge the accused persons for want of prosecution.”
The trio was alleged to have on diverse dates and places conspired with other persons unknown to obtain Airtel money amounting to over one million Leones from Ayodele Taylor, Muctar Conteh, Alhaji Timbo and Rev. Fayia Blake, purporting to be Assistant Inspector General of Police Morie Lengor.
The magistrate made the pronouncement after defense lawyer M. Jengo Esq. applied for the matter to be discharged, stating that it had been before the court for over three months without the accused persons being prosecuted.
Lawyer Jengo made the application pursuant to section 94 of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965.