July 23, 2017 By Elizabeth A. Kaine
Magistrate Tonia Barnette presiding at the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.1, last Friday (30th June 2017) remanded five accused persons at the Male Correction Centre for allegedly breaking and entering into the shop of one Mohamed Baibai Jalloh and stole therein Le189.2 million.
Alpha Umaru Bah, alias “Fullah Boy”, Joseph James, Alfred Mano, Ishmael Kaffo Bohr, and Hassan Kamanda were dragged to court on two counts of conspiracy and larceny.
According to the charge sheet, the men were before the court on two counts of Conspiracy contrary to law and Larceny contrary to Section 26 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916
Police prosecutor, Assistance Superintendent Mary Joe, alleged that on Monday 12th June 2017 at No. 54 Peninsular Road, Goderich, west of Freetown, the accused persons broke and entered into the shop of the complainant and stole therein US$22.8 million equivalent to Le171 million
The prosecutor also claimed that the men stole a fiscal cash of eighteen million two hundred thousand Leones (Le 18.2m), all to the total value of one hundred and eighty nine million two hundred thousand Leones (Le 189.2m) belonging to the complainant.
Meanwhile, there was no legal representation for the accused persons.
The matter has been adjourned to the 7th July, 2017 for further hearings.
In a related development in the same courtroom, a 25-year-old caterer, Augusta Thomas, was also before Magistrate Barnette for allegedly murdering her husband, Abdul Dumbuya, 32.
Police prosecutor Assistance Superintendent Mary Joe, alleged that on Tuesday 30th May 2017, at Murray Town Military Barracks in Freetown, the accused person stabbed her husband to death.