December 15, 2016 By Hawa Amara
An alleged paedophile, Alfred Egarton Lusenie, 34, was on Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 granted Le50 million bail by Magistrate Albert J. Moody after his lawyer made a bail application that his client would not jump bail or interfere with potential prosecution witnesses.
Lusenie is facing a charge of sexual penetration of a child, contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act 2012.
The prosecution, led by Inspector S. Conteh, alleges that the accused on diverse dates between 1st and 12th September, 2016 at Smart Farm, Off Wilkinson Road, engaged in an act of sexual penetration with his 13-year-old victim.
His lawyer, Solomon A. Jamiru Esq., said his client had reliable and responsible sureties who would ensure he attends trial if granted bail.
Magistrate Moody granted the accused bail in the sum of Le50 million plus two sureties in like sum. He ordered that the sureties produce evidence of identity such as passport, national Identity card or drivers’ license.
He stated that the sureties must be responsible citizens who reside in the Western Area.
The matter was adjourned to Friday, 16th December, 2016 for the prosecution to open their case.
In another development, Magistrate Moody remanded one Abdul Rahman Mansaray at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown for having allegedly impersonated as staff of the Electricity Distribution and Support Authority (EDSA).
According to the police, the accused on Tuesday, 6th December, 2016 at Government Wharf, with intent to defraud, falsely represented to be a staff of EDSA.
He denied having knowledge of the charge levied against him, arguing that he usually goes to EDSA office and also helps to fix prepaid metres in residential homes.
The matter continues.