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Generator thieves to serve 4 years in jail

OCTOBER 7, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara

 

Mohamed Sesay and Sorie Ibrahim were last Thursday sentenced to four years imprisonment each by the presiding magistrate of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2, Mohamed Serray Wurie, for stealing a 5kva generator from I.B. Enterprise at Mauch Farm, Aberdeen.

The accused were previously charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit larceny and larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916, but the charge was later reduced to one count of larceny after preliminary investigations for want of sufficient evidence to connect them to conspiracy.

In his sentencing statement, Magistrate Wurie said the first accused was a trusted security guard but had the intention of depriving the complainant of his goods, which left his employers (security agency) to refund the stolen property, while the second accused was a taxi driver who abandoned his work and loaded a generator which he knew had been stolen.

“It is the responsibility of the court to send a strong message to those dishonest people that the law must take its course against them. Both of the convict will serve a prison term of 48 months each with no alternative of fines,” he ordered.

Prior to their sentencing, the duo pleaded for mercy in their plea of mitigation.

It could be recalled that both accused persons on 17 August stole a yellow Kipo KVA generator valued Le5m, property of Edmond Zachariah.

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