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Le50m bail for child thief

April 13, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Presiding magistrate at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2, Albert J. Moody, last Friday granted bail of Le50 million plus one surety each to three accused persons after their arraignment for three counts of conspiracy to steal a child contrary to law, child stealing contrary to section 56 of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861, and forgery contrary to section 10(1) of the Forgery Act of 1931.

The accused are: Fuad Sorie Kamara, a security guard at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH), James Tamba, a private soldier deployed at same hospital, and Gibril Badamasie.

One of their co-accused, Henrietta Khatty, a nurse at the biggest maternity hospital in the country, had been freed on bail during the previous sitting.

According to police prosecutor Inspector Kelly Dumbuya, the accused persons committed the said offences on 21 December, 2014 while performing their respective duties at the PCMH in Freetown.

The stolen child in question is mothered by Sia Sesay, who had narrated in court the other day that her one-day-old child was stolen from her on the pretext of taking the child for an Ebola test, as she wept uncontrollably.

The matter will again be heard on 16 April.