SLPP 2012 running mate battles in court with niece
November 17, 2016 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Former presidential Running Mate of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the 2012 presidential elections,Dr.Kadi Sesay is currently battling in the High Court of Sierra Leone with her niece and other three accused persons for the offence of larceny and receiving stolen goods.
The accused persons -Kadie Coker, Kanko Samura, Fatmata Turay and Bai John Kamara, were charged to court on five counts, ranging from conspiracy to receiving stolen goods, contrary to Section 33 (1) of the Larceny Act, 1916.
According to State Prosecutors, A. Sheku and M. Lansana, the accused persons on the 1st January, 2016, at No.29A Sunshine Valley, Hill Station in Freetown, did conspire with other unknown individuals to commit a felony and received properties and cash, properties of Dr. Kadi Sisay, knowing same to have been stolen.
In her testimony yesterday before Justice John Bosco Allieu, the complainant,Dr.Kai Sesay, acknowledged knowing the 1st accused, through whom she came to know the other accused persons.
She said the 1st accused was the one who recommended one Abdul Rahaman Sesay as her adopted son and requested that the boy be allowed to be assisting her do some of the domestic chores.
She testified that Abdul Rahaman Sesay was given the task of cleaning both the sitting and the bedroom.
She further testified that on 2nd January, 2016, she discovered that some items had started disappearing after Abdul Rahaman started working in the house, and that the issue became glaring when her two brand new mobile phones got missing in her bed-room.
She said in 2015, she travelled to Kailahun District and that while in the township, her security officer received a phone call from Abdul Rahaman, asking if she would be returning on the same day.
She told the court that she had wanted to pay the workers on her return from the Kailahun trip, but could not find the money she had kept somewhere in the room.
She added that when she also checked in the safe, where she had been keeping her foreign currencies, she couldn’t find any cent.
She told the court that after she discovered the theft of the money, she summoned a meeting in which the 1st accused came along with one chief imam, who pleaded for Abdul Rahaman not to be sacked.
She said some neighbours later informed her that they saw Abdul Rahaman with an expensive mobile phone, while others said they also saw the accused dragging a carpet from the house.
She said the accused ran away after he found out that the issue was being investigated.
Dr.Kadi Sesay further testified that she later reported the matter to the New England Police Station, adding that when a certain police officer went to investigate the matter, he found out that the thief was using the roof top to gain access into the room.
She further testified that the police found some of the stolen items at the residences of the second, third and fourth accused persons.
The Matter continues.