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Garbage collectors remanded for riotous conduct

By Hawa Amara

Seven former employees of the Freetown Waste Management Company were last Friday remanded at the Pademba Road prison by Magistrate Komba Kamanda for alleged riotous conduct in front of the Freetown City Council last Thursday.

The accused persons: Bai Kamara, Gibrilla Kamara, Momoh Bangura, Mohamed Bangura, Mohamed Kamara and Nethacia Starley were arraigned on three counts of obstruction, contrary to section 39 of the Police Act of 1964; insanitary conduct, contrary to section 1(6) of the Public Health Amendment Act No.2 of 1964; and riotous conduct, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The prosecution alleges that the accused persons on 3 April 2014 along Wallace Johnson Street behaved riotously and threw human excreta at a place not approved by health authorities for that purpose.

The matter was prosecuted by WPC 3001 Lamin .F.

The sixth accused person was represented by defence counsel G. Edwin.

In another development in the same court Magistrate Komba Kamanda sentenced one Kassim Jalloh and Mohamed Koroma to seven months in prison for conveying cannabis into Central Police Station.

The accused persons were arraigned on two counts of conveying prohibited article, contrary to section 64 of the Prison Ordinance Act No.22 of 1960, and unlawful possession of cannabis sativa contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The prosecution alleges that the accused persons on 29 March 2014 were found conveying prohibited five wraps of cannabis-sativa into the Central Police Station, without lawful authority.