Ebola ambulance driver sent to Pademba prison


OCTOBER 15, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara

Magistrate Tonia Barnett of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.1 yesterday remanded one Komba Sheku, an Ebola ambulance driver, at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road for allegedly stealing forty-five litres of diesel from one of the newly procured ambulances which operate in the city to ferry Ebola cases to the treatment centers.

The accused was arraigned in court to answer to one count of larceny by servant contrary to Section 17 (4) (a) of the Larceny 1916.

According to police prosecutor Assistant Superintendent of Police Samuel Kamara, the accused on 7 September, at Old Aberdeen Road, Crab Town in Lumley, being a servant employed by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, stole the said amount of diesel from one of the newly bought Ebola ambulances.

Counsel for the accused, Sahrquee Kamanda, applied for bail on the grounds that his client is a father of four children, and assured the court that his client would neither jump bail nor interfere with prosecution witnesses.

However, Magistrate Barnett remanded the accused and adjourned the matter to 17 October.