Bitutex, others fate to be determined on Friday
August 3, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura
Magistrate Albert J. Moody of court No.1 is set to determine whether to discharge or commit to the High Court, an alleged theft matter at Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire, involving popular Disc Joker, Master Bitutex and seven others.
“On the next adjourned date (Friday 4th August, 2017), I will see whether to discharge or commit the matter to High Court as the case may be,” Magistrate Moody said.
The prosecution had led two witnesses including the Head of Breaking and Larceny Syndicate at the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department, ASP Mohamed Kugba Alieu and the Station Manager of AYV, Mamajah Jalloh aka DJ Base.
Mohamed Kanu, aka Master Bitutex, Laurence Peters, Alieu Vandy, Lamin Kanu, Mohamed Idressa Dumbuya, Suliaman Conteh, Aruna Momoh and Saidu Dumbuya, are standing before the court on two counts of conspiracy and office breaking contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
The prosecution had alleged that all accused persons on 27th February, 2017, conspired with unknown persons to commit a crime to wit office breaking.
The prosecution also claimed that on the same date at Ayv compound, broke into and entered the media house and stole properties belonging to the AYV Proprietor, Antony Navo Jr.
The Defense team headed by Lawyer S.M. Sesay told the Bench that the prosecution has failed to make a case against the accused person jointly or separately.
Police prosecutor, Assistance Superintendent of Police- Samuel Kamara replied that the prosecution has presented witnesses and evidence including the copy of the downloaded CCTV camera footages that was played in court.
However, the matter was adjourned to Friday 4th August, 2017 for further hearing.