May 6, 2016 By Hawa Amara
The ongoing Electricity Building inferno matter involving one Moses Alieu Lanssanah was yesterday committed to the High Court by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara for trial.
The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 on four counts of conspiracy, arson, setting fire and malicious damage contrary to law.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused on Saturday, 16 January, 2016 maliciously set fire to the 3rd floor of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority store on Siaka Stevens Street, with intent to defraud the Government of Sierra Leone.
The preliminary matter in the magistrate court commenced on 29 January, 2016, with the prosecution calling six witnesses to testify.
In his ruling, Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara said the prosecution led sufficient evidence against the accused to warrant his committal to the High court for trial.
The accused, however, stated that he was not guilty of the offences levied against him, indicating that he would call witnesses to lead evidence in the High Court.
He was put on bail in the sum of Le800m with two sureties who are resident in the Western Area in like sum, who must produce their National passports and title deeds of realty.