For unlawful importation of dangerous drugs…


Woman faces imprisonment

  May 23, 2018 By Yusufu S. Bangura

Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, on Tuesday (22nd May) remanded one Aminata Turay at the Female Correctional Centre awaiting sentence.

Turay had pleaded guilty to the offence of importation of unregistered drugs on her second appearance in court. On her first appearance on Monday, the charges were not read to her, and she was sent on remand.

Magistrate Bangura has adjourned the matter to Monday, 28 May.

The accused was charged with three counts of importation of an unregistered drugs and Class A drugs without authorisation and the contravention of the requirements under Section 17 of the Pharmacy and Drugs Act 2001, to wit possession of pharmaceutical drugs without license, contrary to Section 59(i)(a)(ii) of Pharmacy and Drugs Act 2001.

Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Ibrahim Mansaray told the court that  the accused person was caught with Tramadol on Tuesday, 8th May 2018 at Mile 38 checkpoint, Magbontoso village, Koya chiefdom in Port Loko district.

The prosecution also claimed that on the same date and place, the accused imported a Class ‘A’ drug without lawful authorisation.

On the third count, the prosecution said the accused on Friday, 11th May, 2018 at Pentagon, Lumley, in Freetown, was found in possession of assorted pharmaceutical drugs.

Turay, who was without legal representation, will now the extent of her punishment next Monday, 28 May