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419ers remanded for eighty five million Leones visa scam

April 21, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

The Principal Magistrate of the Freetown Magistrates’ court No.1,Dr. Abou Bakar Binneh-Kamara, yesterday remanded one Ansumana Fofanah, Gizzle Joseph Macauley and Micheal Smith at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown for allegedly defrauding the total sum of eighty five million, one hundred thousand Leones (Le85, 100,000) from Fatmata Kargbo, Bridget S Kamara, Fatmata Kanu and Osman Kanu.

The trio were arraigned on eight count charges of conspiracy contrary to law and obtaining money by false pretense, contrary to Section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the particulars of offence, the three accused on date between Wednesday, 1st February and 28th March, 2017, conspired with others unknown to defraud the victims by falsely pretending that they would secure them entry visas to Germany, knowing same to be false and on the same date obtained the sum of nineteen million Leones (Le19,000,000) from Fatmata Kargbo by false pretense, contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916.

The particulars continued that the trio on a date between 1st to 28th February, 2017,obtained the sum of twenty-eight  million Leones (Le28,000,000) from Abu Bakarr Kanu and on the same obtained the sum of three million seven hundred and fifty thousand Leones (3,750,000) from Amadu Kakay, thirteen million, seven hundred and fifty thousand Leones (13, 750,000) from Bridget S Kamara, five million and fifty thousand Leones (Le5,50,000) from Osman Kakay and seven million six hundred thousand Leones (Le7,650,000) from Tity Kamara by falsely pretending to secure them  entry visas to Germany.

It was further alleged that on a date between 1st to 31st January, 2017, the accused obtained the sum of seven million six hundred thousand Leones (Le7, 600,000) from Taiwo Williams at Rokel Commercial Bank by falsely pretending to secure him an entry visa to the United States of America.

The matter was adjourned to 28th May, 2017.

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