IPAM thief remanded


DECEMBER 19, 2014 By Hawa Amara

One John Demby was yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly stealing office equipment from the Procurement Unit at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), valued at Le8.4 million.

The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda on one count of office breaking and larceny, contrary to section 26(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the police prosecutor, woman Sergeant 5984 Fofanah I.G., the accused on 8 December 2014 broke into the said office at A.J. Momoh Street, Tower Hill, and stole one AP Laser Jet, Duplet Printer, Ciso Router and two small speakers, all of which cost the aforementioned amount.

In another development in the same court, Magistrate Kamanda also remanded one Mohamed Mansaray at the Male Correctional Center after he was arraigned for allegedly stealing a computer and hand sanitizer from the administrative building of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.

Sergeant Fofanah told the court that the accused had confessed his guilt. She asked the court for a date to assemble her witnesses, which was granted to 6 January 2015.