Four accused remanded for Le70m gold and diamond theft


August 24, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

Mohamed Koroma, Abu Bakar Suma, Mohamed Conteh and Abdulia Kargbo made their fourteenth appearance before Magistrate Albert Moody of Court No.1 to answer to four counts of conspiracy, larceny and receiving stolen goods among other offences.

Police alleged that the first and second accused persons (Mohamed Koroma and Abu Bakar Suma) on Sunday 14th May, 2017 at Goderich Street conspired with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit larceny.

It is further alleged that the first and second accused persons also stole from a vehicle with registration number AHL 666, one red&black bag containing seven thousand, two hundred United States Dollars, fiscal cash of three million five hundred thousand Leones, driver’s license, national identity card, three hundred carat of gold and thirteen pieces of diamond all to a total value of seventy six million, four hundred and seventy nine thousand Leones property of Mohamed Manso Marah.

Police also alleged that Mohamed Conteh on the same date at Fourah Bay Road did receive three million, seven hundred and seventy thousand Leones knowing same to have been stolen from Mohamed Manso Marah.

It is also alleged that on the same date at Susan’s Bay, Abdulia Kargbo ,received one red bag pack, valued ninety thousand Leones, knowing same to be stolen property of Mohamed Manso Marah.

The accused persons made their first appearance on 26th May, 2017 and the prosecution has also led Witnesses.

Meanwhile the matter has been adjourned for further cross examination of the PW4.