Accused remanded for alleged human trafficking, sexual penetration


March 20, 2019

By Yusufu S. Bangura

One Alpha Kalokoh, 39, a businessman was on Monday, 18th March, remanded at the Freetown Male Correctional Centre by Magistrate Abdul Sheriff presiding at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.7 for alleged human trafficking.

The accused is in court on two counts of Sexual Penetration of a Child and Human Trafficking Contrary to Section 2(1) of the Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2005.

Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Moses Moore, alleges that the accused on a date between 1st January 2016 and 23rd January 2018 at No.8 Fannah Street, Allen Town in Freetown, sexually penetrated a child below the age of 18 to wit 15 years old.

On count two, the police alleged that the accused person on the same date and place trafficked the victim.

Defense counsel G. A  Ansuman applied for bail on behalf of his client, noting that the latter has reliable sureties that would stand in his recognizance, and that if granted bail, he would not jump it or interfere with witnesses.

However, the prosecution objected to bail, emphasizing the seriousness of the offense.

He told the Bench that there is a likely hood that the accused would interfere with the witnesses and would jumped bail.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Sheriff remanded the accused and adjourned the matter to Tuesday,21st March.