Le100m bail for Le153m embezzler


February 4, 2015  By Hawa Amara

Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 yesterday granted Le100m bail to one Ibrahim Sorie Kabba, former clerk at Miral Healthcare Limited, who allegedly embezzled the sum of Le153,747,560 from his employer.

Magistrate Kamanda added that the bail should be approved by the acting Master and Registrar and that the accused must provide two sureties in like sum, with both being residents of the Western Area, while one of the sureties must produce a title deed worth over Le300m.

The accused had been arraigned on 147 counts of embezzlement contrary to Section 17(1)(b) of the Larceny Act of 1916, as well as forgery and uttering contrary to Section 2(2)(a) and 6(2) of the Forgery Act of 1913.

 The prosecution alleged that the accused, on a date between January 2013 and December 2014, embezzled the sum of Le153,747,560 by forging bank deposit slips of Zenith and United Bank of Africa, respectively.

The matter will again come up on 10 February.