4 Beach Marshals granted Le80m bail


December 3, 2018

By Yusufu S. Bangura

Four beach marshals were last Friday (30th November) granted Le80 million bail by Magistrate Abdul Sheriff, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.7, after their arraignment for allegedly stealing electric cable.

Mohamed Kamara, Alie Sesay, Daniel George and Lamin Kargbo were charged with two counts of conspiracy and larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to police prosecutor, Sergeant 8534 Sesay G, the accused persons on Wednesday, 7th November 2018, at Lumley Beach Road, Aberdeen, Freetown, conspired with other unknown persons to commit larceny.

The prosecution also alleges that on the same date and place, the accused stole 100 metres of underground copper electrical cables valued US$500,000, equivalent of Le42million, property of Energy Ventures Limited (EVL).

Defense counsel E.T. Koroma made an application for bail, saying that the accused persons are Sierra Leoneans and that they would not jump bail.

He said his clients have reliable and credible sureties that would stand in their recognisance, thus pleading with the Magistrate to grant them bail.

Magistrate Sheriff upheld the application of the defense and put each accused persons on Le20 million bail and one surety.

The surety, according to the magistrate, must be gainfully employed and resident of Freetown, and that the bail should be approved by the Master and Registrar of the High Court.

The matter was adjourned to Wednesday, 5th December.