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Le.550 Million Larceny at Mem’s Enterprise

…Manager, Sales Officers docked

December 3, 2015 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

A manager and two sales officers at Mem’s Enterprise in Makeni were yesterday ordered to be remanded at the male correctional centre on Pademba Road by Magistrate Komba Kamanda after they were arraigned for allegedly stealing property worth Le.550 million.

Detective investigators at the Criminal Investigation Department headquarter in Freetown had proffered 182 count charges on the trio, including the offence of conspiracy to commit a larceny by servant contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused persons,Foday Jalloh, Sheku Ballo Samura and Musa Makalay Marah, between 1 February and 15 November, 2015 as employees of Mem’s Enterprise on No. 66 Azzolini Highway in Makeni, in the Bombali district, northern Sierra Leone, had conspired and stole dozens of crates of soft drinks valued at the aforementioned amount of money.

Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Samuel Kamara applied for the matter to be adjourned on the grounds that he was yet to hold a conference with his witnesses, and also pleaded with the magistrate to remand the accused persons until evidence unfold.

Magistrate Kamanda upheld his application and ordered that the men be kept at the maximum security jail until 8 December when they are to return to court.

In another matter in the same court, one Abu Bakarr Mansaray was also ordered to be remanded in prison for allegedly defrauding a certain Haja Fatmata Sillah of over Le34 million by falsely representing to facilitate her travel to the United States of America, while knowing same to be false.

The matter was adjourned to 4 December.