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Alleged burglars committed to High Court

March 3, 2020

By Yusufu S. Bangura

Tamba Thomas, 28, and Komba Emmanuel Ngevao, 25, were yesterday (Monday 2nd March) committed to the High Court for further trial after testimonies from three prosecution witnesses.

The burglars were before Magistrate Mark Ngegba presiding at the Pademba Road court No.2 on two counts of Conspiracy to commit a crime and larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act 1916.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant 1098 Hannah Newstead, alleges that the accused persons on Tuesday 7th January 2020, at Akon, Peninsular road, Juba in Freetown, conspired with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit Larceny.

On the second count, police alleges that the accused persons on the same date and place, stole one dark brown bag valued seven hundred thousand Leones (Le700, 000), physical cash of eleven millions Leones (Le11, 000,000) and other assorted items, all to the total value of twenty-six million, seven hundred and eighteen thousand Leones (Le26, 718,000), property of Lakie Turay Katter.

Before the matter was committed to the High Court, Magistrate Ngegba asked the accused persons whether they have anything to say, but they replied in the negative.

Magistrate Ngegba stated that the prosecution  provided sufficient evidence in respect of the matter, which shows that the accused persons have a case to answer at the High Court.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Ngegba granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of 50million Leones each, with two sureties, stating that one of the sureties must be gainfully employed, with one being above age 50.

He continued that the sureties must produce valid NASSIT and National ID card and that the bail must be approved by the Deputy Master and Registrar.

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