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$35, 000 missing at Brunswick Company

-Accused remanded

July 3, 2017 By Memunatu  Bangura & Ibrahim K Turay

Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara on Thursday remanded one Lansana Turay for allegedly stealing thirty-five thousand United States Dollars ($35, 000) from Zainab Turay, Manager at Brunswick Company at Tengbeh town.

The accused was charged with two counts of conspiracy and larceny by servant contrary to laws of Sierra Leone.

 The prosecution alleges that on 16th May, 2017, the accused person conspired with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit larceny by servant.

The prosecution claimed that on the same date and time, the accused person being a servant at Brunswick Company, stole the sum of $35,000 property of the complainant.

In her testimony, Zainab Turay said she returned to her office on Tuesday, 16th May, 2016 and noticed that the safe where she used to keep her monies was missing.

She told the court that, she alerted the other staff members including the security guards about the theft and that they informed her that the accused was at the office at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of the incident.

She said when she asked the security guard to call the accused on phone and tell him to report at the office that morning; he arrived at the office after an hour.

“When the accused arrived at the office, I asked him about the missing safe and he told me he did not see the safe and later went into one of the offices and brought out the safe,” she said.

She testified that thirty five thousand United States Dollars and over twenty two million Leones was in the safe, adding that when the accused handed the safe to her, the face of the safe was damaged and the Dollars were missing.

The witness said when she searched the accused person’s bag; she saw some keys to the office that the accused had earlier told her were missing.

She said she later reported the matter to the New England Ville police station.

The matter was prosecuted by Inspector Hawa Bah and the accused was represented by Laywer A. T. Q Harding and Lawyer Bundu.

The matter has been adjourned to 6th July, 2017 for further hearing.

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