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IPAM exam fraudsters get Le30m bail

July 13, 2016 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

Marcus Kanu and Abdul Mohamed Kamara were yesterday put on Le30 million bail and one surety each by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1.

They have been on remand at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown for about ten days on allegations of examination malpractice at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), University of Sierra Leone.

Defence lawyer Sahid M. Sesay renewed his application for bail, citing section 79(2&3) 0f the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965. He told the magistrate that his clients have spent more than two weeks on remand, thus pleading with him to grant them bail as they do not pose a flight risk.

According to the prosecution, the duo on 20 June, 2016 conspired to commit a crime at the Saint Edward Secondary School in Freetown, contrary to law.
Prosecutor, Inspector Hawa Bah alleged that second accused Abdul Mohamed Kamara, who is a third year student at the Institute of Public Administration and Management, on the said date requested the service of the first accused to willfully make a false statement that he was a student of the institute and entitled to take the mathematics examination.

The matter will come again on 2 August, 2016.

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