September 15, 2016 By Hawa Amara
Three accused persons were yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown for allegedly stealing an i-Phone 6 from one Lansana Kamara, worth an estimated Le4.5 million.
The accused persons – Ibrahim Kamara, Ibrahim Kallon and Lamrana Bah – were arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, on three counts of conspiracy, larceny and receiving goods, contrary to law.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused persons on Sunday, 7th August, 2016 at Saint John roundabout in Freetown, conspired with some unknown persons and stole from a vehicle with registration No. AJW 641 an i-phone 6.
The particulars continued that Lamrana Bah, on 10 August, at Congo Town, received the said item, knowing same to have been stolen property.
In his testimony, complainant Lansana Kamara, an employee of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, told the court that on 7 August, 2016 he was in his vehicle together with his friend and that as they drove by Saint John roundabout at 11 p.m., he saw the first accused (Ibrahim Kamara) trying to open the vehicle from the back, while the third accused snatched the phone and ran away.
He said they chased the accused persons but could not apprehend them at that moment.
He told the court that he went to the Adelaide Police Station the following day and reported the matter.
He continued that on the next day, he went to the Saint John area and apprehended the third accused, who led him to the second and first accused persons.
The matter continues.