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High court judge reviews bail condition for accused persons

February 1, 2017 By Regina Pratt

Honourable Justice John Bosco Allieu  presiding over the 2017 criminal session has  yesterday reviewed the bail bond given to  three accused persons, Humaru Daniel Kanu, Almamy kanu and John E. Jarrett from one billion Leones each to five hundred million each.

The accused persons were given  one billion Leone bail each  by Magistrate Dr. Binneh Kamara at the Magistrate court no 1 before he committed the trial for hearing at the High Court.

Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu ,who presided over the call over of the January, 2017 criminal session reviewed the bail condition.

The accused person were charged for conspiracy and larceny by servant on 41 counts after they were alleged to have stolen drums of Agina T 40 and Gulf marine oils between April and July, 2015.

Lawyer A.G.M. Bockarie who is representing the state said the accused persons will be tried by Judge alone.

The three accused person are respectively  being  represented by Lawyer B. S. Kamara for the 1st accused, J.Cole for 2nd  accused and Hannah I. Ahmed for the 3rd accused person.

In another matter before Justice Allieu, two juvenile offenders-Suliaman Kamara and Abu Bakarr Kamara, were committed to the high court by Magistrate Seray-Wurie for further hearing. The duo were charged to court for the offences of burglary and larceny.

Justice Allieu said date of birth 0f the 2nd accused was recorded as 9th July, 2000, which showed that he was 17 years at the time of his arrest, adding that he is a juvenile and was granted bail in the sum of ten million Leones.

Also, in a murder matter before Hon. Justice Allieu, Lawyer Ishmael .P.Mammie, representing the accused, Mohamed Sesay, who was allege to have murdered one Alhaji Kargbo, called on the Judge to pile more pressure because the file was nowhere to be found.

He further said that the doctor’s report states that the deceased died of natural death and that the case should not be charged to court.

In response, Lawyer Bockarie representing the state said he did not have the report but will take note of it.

All cases have been adjourned to Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.

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