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Gardner to face High Court for burglary

September 26, 2019

By Yusufu S. Bangura

Ibrahim Kanu, 34, a gardner, was yesterday (Wednesday 25th September) committed to the High Court for further trial after testimonies of four prosecution witnesses.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Gloria V.S Macauley, alleges that the accused person on Thursday, 22th August, 2019, at Kabassa Lodge, Juba Hill in Freetown, broke into and entered the dwelling house of Ali Tamu with intent to commit a Felony contrary to Section 27(ii) of the Larceny Act 1916.

Magistrate Sheriff said that, ‘having gone through the evidence so far presented in the preliminary investigations, I am satisfied that the accused person has a case to answer. I therefore commit this matter to the High Court of justice for further trial.”

The accused made 9 appearances before the magistrate committed him to the High Court.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Sheriff ordered that the accused be remanded until the commencement of the trial in the High Court.

In another development in the same courtroom, one Abu-Bakarr Jalloh, 26, was also committed to the High Court for penetrating a 13 year-old-girl.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant 9939 Lahai Momoh alleges that the accused person on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at No.1 Mansaray Street, Wellington in Freetown did engage in an act of sexual penetration with a girl below the age of 18 to wit 13 year.

Magistrate Sheriff remanded the accused until the indictment is called in the High Court.

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