BNB agent accused of embezzlement, remanded


By: Elizabeth Kamara

In a recent development at Pademba Road Magistrate Court No. 1, Abu Jabbie, a 27-year-old agent of Best New Bank (BNB) Sierra Leone Limited, faced allegations of larceny.

The charges, under section 17(1)(A) of the Larceny Act 1916, stemmed from an incident on April 18th, 2024, where it was claimed that Jabbie embezzled a sum of five hundred and eighty-two thousand five hundred and ninety-nine Leones (Le582,599) from BNB.

During the proceedings, Inspector M.M Tarawally led the prosecution, with witness Prince Brima, identified as the Compliance Manager of BNB Sierra Leone, providing testimony.

Brima recounted the suspicious activities observed while checking money received from Jabbie, alleging that the accused had diverted funds meant for the company into his personal account through dubious means.

Upon discovering discrepancies in financial records, including multiple cancellations and unauthorized withdrawals, Jabbie was confronted and subsequently reported to the Lumley police station. Despite a plea for bail by defense counsel Lawyer C.M Jengo, objections were raised by Inspector Tarawally regarding Jabbie’s lack of a specific address.

In light of the circumstances, Magistrate Sahr Kekura denied bail and ordered the accused to be remanded at the male correctional center. The case was adjourned to May 13th, 2024, for further proceedings.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here