April 25, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura
Magistrate Abou Bakar Binneh-Kamara presiding at the Siaka Steven Street court No.1 in Freetown has committed to the High Court Ibrahim Koroma, Yusuf Kanu, Amadu Koroma and Mohamed Bangura-all residing at Kenema for conspiracy and malicious damage.
Before sending their case to the superior court, Magistrate Binneh-Kamara said he had gone through the evidence and was satisfied that the prosecution has adduced sufficient evidence that would warrant the committal of the men to the High Court.
“I have gone through the evidence in this matter and I am satisfy that the accused do have questions to answer pursuant to the offences as charged. I therefore commit this matter to the High court of Justice without bail,” he said.
The accused persons were arraigned on three counts charges of conspiracy, malicious damage contrary to Section 51 of the Malicious Damage Act of 1861, and Larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act.
The prosecution alleged that the accused persons on the 12th February, 2017, at Norgorwa Chiefdom in the Kenema district, conspired with other persons unknown to commit a felony and on the same date maliciously damaged the front door glass of one F.J Cruiser Toyota Jeep with registration number JMT 002, valued eight hundred United States Dollars ($800) being a property of Martha Theresa Madiana Borbor.
They further alleged that the men on the same date stole a ladies wolf bag containing one Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited identity card, one safe key, one black purse containing eight house keys, one gold watch, one bracelet, four sets of earring, four sets of necklace, and physical cash of five hundred United States Dollars among others items to the total value total sum of thirty one million, two hundred and twenty five million Leones (Le31, 225, 000.000).
There was no legal representation for the accused persons to make application for bail. They were taken to Male Correctional Centre until their case comes up in High court of Justice.