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4 years jail for vehicle theft

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 By Hawa Amara


Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 yesterday slammed four years and eight months jail term on one Abu Bakarr Jalloh, who pleaded guilty to stealing a Nissan vehicle worth Le76 million.

The magistrate said his court will not tolerate such crime in society and hoped the heavy sentence would serve as a deterrent to others who are engaged in such criminal activity.

“I would have given him maximum sentence but since he did not waste the time of the court he is therefore sentenced to four years and eight months in prison,” he ordered.

In her brief testimony, complainant Zyne Cole informed the court that on 30 August, she woke up at 6:30am only to discover that her computer was missing from her living room and the back door opened.

“I then went outside and noticed that the vehicle too had got missing,” she testified.

She said the accused was arrested with the vehicle by police officers at Waterloo, where a statement was taken from him.

The accused was arraigned on one count of larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.

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