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Gov’t Model pupil jailed for 18 months

By Patrick J. Kamara

The Law at work

The Law at work

Magistrate Mohamed Serray-Wurie of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2 yesterday sentenced one Abdul-Rahman Mansaray, a JSS 3 pupil of the Government Model Secondary School, to 18 months in prison for maliciously damaging the back windscreen of a Mercedes Benz car belonging to one Claudia Kobba.

Police prosecutor Francis A. Nyuma told the court that the accused person, on August 7, 2014 at the Saint Anthony Church compound, Syke Street in Freetown, maliciously damaged the back windscreen of a vehicle with registration No.AJN 750, valued Le1,050,000 (one million and fifty thousand Leones), being property of the complainant.

In his ruling, the magistrate said the action of the accused person was deliberate thus wreaking financial loss on the complainant. He said the accused should bear the consequence of his action.

He was not given an alternative to fine.

Also in the same court, Salifu Koroma and Mohamed Sesay were remanded at the maximum security prisons on Pademba Road for allegedly wounding with intent Cornelius Williams and Tamba Davis on 13 and 16 August, 2014 respectively.

In another court matter, Magistrate Tonia Barnett of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.1 committed a matter involving one Santigie Kabia and Abass Jalloh to the High Court for further trial.

The two were before the court to answer to four counts of conspiracy, robbery with violence, wounding with intent, and assault contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Kamara F., who prosecuted the mater, alleged that the accused persons on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Goderich village, wounded and stole from the complainant – Ahrenfie Yaw – seven Samsung soft touch phones, cash of US$150, and many other items, all to the total value of Le2,756,000.

Magistrate Barnett refused the accused persons bail and remanded them in custody until the next session of the High Court.