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Prosecution closes case in Mercury Robbery matter

September 7, 2018

By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

State Prosecutor, Juan M.S Bull, who is prosecuting one Mohamed Kamara, Santigie Bundu, Alimamy Turay -Police Officer, and Hassan Momoh Kamara in the Freetown Magistrates’  Court for  the offences of conspiracy and rubbery with aggravation, has closed the prosecution case.

They accused were alleged to have robbed Mercury International’s Wellington outlet.

They are before Magistrate Santigie Ibrahim Sorie Bangura on preliminary investigating for the offence of conspiracy, wounding with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, robbery with aggravation, carrying offensive weapon and possession of small arms without license.

The prosecution alleges that on the 10th May, 2018, the accused attacked and ransacked the Mercury International Betting Company outlet at Calaba Town, East of Freetown, and stole therein cash of thirty eight million nine hundred and thirty three thousand Leones, monies belonging to the company.

The accused are also being preliminarily investigated in the same court in over eight files for related offences of conspiracy and rubbery with aggravation in deferent areas and on deferent time.

The Cashier at the Mercury International office at Wellington in the east of Freetown, Edmund Genda, testified in the matter on how the accused persons attacked his office with pistol and AK47 riffle.

He told the court that he vividly remembered the first accused person, Ibrahim Bangura, who entered his office on the pretext of transacting business, but pulled out a pistol and pointed it on his forehead.

The witness continued that the second accused person, Almamy Turay, was also carrying a cutlass and was part of the evaders that forced their way into his office and carted away  a ‘Ghana must go’ bag containing the sum of twenty six  million , eight hundred thousand Leones plus mercury tickets worth over tem million Leones.