For misbehaving in court…


Convict jailed for 7 days, awaits sentencing

By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 yesterday remanded one Samuel Jones at the Pademba Road maximum security prison after he was found guilty of two counts of using threatening language and assault.

The prosecution had alleged that Jones used threatening language on 1 June at No. 39 Regent Road in Freetown against one Dauda Mohamed Sesay, with intent to provoke him to commit a beach of the peace.

The accused person’s plea for clemency was overturned because of his misbehaviour in the dock, thus leaving the magistrate with little option but to order he serves seven days in prison.

The matter was adjourned to 16th October for sentencing.

In another matter in the same court,  one Laminara Jalloh, a shop  owner at Cape Palmas Street, off Krootown Road, yesterday testified as to how three accused persons allegedly broke into his shop and stole property worth seven million, six hundred thousand Leones.

The accused persons – Nelson Tamba, John Anderson and Suliaman Kamara – were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to law, and store breaking and larceny contrary to Section 26(1) of the Act of 1916.

The prosecution alleged that the accused on 9th August, at No.1 Cape Palmas Street, off Krootown Road, west of Freetown, conspired with unknown individuals to commit larceny by breaking and entering into the complainant’s shop and stole the sum of two million, six hundred thousand Leones, four cartons of CK locker valued two million, six hundred thousand Leones, four rolls of electric cable valued one million, four hundred thousand Leones, Power King extension, five hundred thousand Leones cash and assorted goods, all totaling seven million, six hundred Leones.

The matter continues.