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Larceny lands man in prison

OCTOBER 30, 2014 By Patricia Johnson

One Josephus Brown was yesterday remanded at the male Correctional Center on Pademba Road by Magistrate Mohamed Serray-Wurie of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2 for allegedly stealing Le10 million from complainant Mohamed Lamin.

The accused was arraigned on one count of the larceny in a dwelling house, contrary to Section 13(a) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused on an unknown date speculated to be between 1st and 31st July, 2014, at No.4 Jones Street in Freetown, entered the dwelling house of the complainant and stole the aforementioned amount.

Led in evidence by Police Prosecutor 8543 S.S. Conteh, witness Abass Bundu Sheriff told the court that he knew the accused through the complainant, and that on the day of the incident he was alerted by a lady called Isatu that the accused was seen with a haversack heading outside.

He said he later went upstairs and saw the complainant’s door widely open. He informed the court that when the complainant returned home, he raised alarm that the sum of Le10 million was missing in his room.

At this juncture, the magistrate asked the accused whether it was he who took the money, to which he said he only took two hundred thousand Leones.

The matter continues on 5 November.

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