After 7 years in remand…


Four accused persons granted Le80m bail

February 16, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Four accused persons were on Friday granted bail in the sum of Le20 million each after spending seven years on remand at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road.

Alpha Yayah Wurie, Mohamed Kabba, Idrissa Bangura and Alimamy Kamara were granted bail on humanitarian grounds, according to Judge Alusine Sesay, seating in the Freetown High Court.

The trial judge noted that since the matter was assigned to him no evidence had been led against the accused persons, adding that he would have discharged the quartet had the offences under which they were charged being less serious.

“I would have discharged you but the offences you are charged with are grave, but I will however release you on bail based on humanitarian grounds since you have taken seven years on remand,” Judge Sesay told the men.

The bail condition, in addition to the Le20 million, was one surety each in like sum, with the approval of the Deputy Master and Registrar.

The accused persons were arraigned on one count of robbery contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused persons – while armed with a gun – robbed one Santigie Sesay the sum of Le100,900,000 on September 30, 2009 at No. 3 Siaka Stevens Street, Lunsar, in the Port Loko district.