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5000 littres fuel theft lands one in court

October 20, 2016 By Hawa Amara

One Abu Bakarr Turay was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara for allegedly stealing five thousand four hundred litters of diesel meant for the British High Commission.

The accused was before the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 on a count’s charge of larceny, contrary to law.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused on 5th August, 2015 at the British High Commission, Spur Road being a clerk attached  to the National Petroleum (SL) terminal Kissy and  in control of one tanker with registration No. AJJ 281 did steal five thousand four hundred litres of diesel, property of the British High Commission in custody of Doreen Deigh.

In her testimony, prosecution witness No.1, Doreen Deigh told the court on the day of the alleged incident, the accused was contracted by the National Petroleum (SL) to deliver fuel to the British High Commission.

She said the accused later came and handed over to her the invoice and an email from the National Petroleum to the British High Commission.

She noted that she was later informed that there was a shortage of five thousand four hundred litres of diesel delivered to the British High Commission.

Defence counsel, Julius N. Cuffie applied for bail on behalf of his client. Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara granted the accused bail in the sum Le20 million plus one surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must produce a National Passport and should be a resident in the Western Area Urban.

The matter continues on 21st October.

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