SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara
Mustapha Kabba, a resident of Leicester Road, west of Freetown, was on Tuesday (23 September) convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for fraudulently converting to his own use an IPad, being property entrusted to him by Ibrahim Sesay.
According to by Magistrate Mohamed Serray-Wurie of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2, the accused had no intention to purchase the said phone from the complainant, but rather had intent to deprive him permanently, adding that he had earlier told detectives in his statement that he bought the property for Le500,000 from the complainant which is in fact false, according to prosecution witnesses.
“The conduct of the accused is unacceptable. He was with the intention of depriving the complainant permanently and this was corroborated by the formal witness. I therefore sentence him to thirty-six months imprisonment with no alternative of fines,” Magistrate Serray-Wurie ordered.
It could be recalled that on diverse dates between 1 and 31 July, 2014, at Leicester Road, the accused fraudulently converted to his own use one IPad mobile phone valued Le700,000, entrusted to him by the complainant – Ibrahim Sesay – for the purpose of sale