By Jeneba A.Conteh
Joseph Sheku Peter Tewuleh, lecturer at Fourah Bay College (FBC) University of Sierra Leone, on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023,made his first appearance before Magistrate Mark Ngegba of Court No.1 on Pademba Road and was remanded for an allegation of fraud.
The accused is charged on a count of fraudulent conversion contrary to Section 20 (1) (iv) (a) of the Larceny Act 1916.
According to the charge sheet, the accused, on a date unknown between 1st -31st April 2022, at Matorkor, Calaba Town in Freetown, fraudulently converted to his own use or benefit, certain property-one Honda Pilot Jeep valued ten thousand United States Dollars, equivalent to one hundred and ninety thousand Leones, entrusted to him by Thomas Mayei Kpanga for sale.
The charge was read to the accused,but no plea was taken.
Prosecutor, Sergeant 9939 Lahai M, told the court that he hadn’t proper conference with his witness and therefore asked for an adjourned date.
In that light defense, Counsel T.M Dauda applied for bail, but it was turned down by the Magistrate, who remanded the accused in custody until the 17th January 2023.