Le10m bail for court file ‘thief’


February 11, 2016 By Victoria Saffa

Magistrate Mohamed Seray-Wurie presiding at the Ross Road Magistrates’ Court No.1 yesterday granted Le10 million bail to one Fomba Bunduka, who is charged with stealing a court file at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 on Siaka Stevens Street.

The accused was charged with one count of larceny of document contrary to section 7(2) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the particulars of offence presented in court, the accused is alleged to have – between 17 and 30 November, 2010 – stolen one case file and enquiry file numbered C/R No219/10 and C/S No730/10, respectively, containing four statements property of value to the Sierra Leone Police.

After the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, Julian Cole, applied for bail on the grounds that the accused is an ordinarily resident citizen in Sierra Leone with reliable sureties who are ready to stand on his behalf, adding that he did not pose a flight risk.

Magistrate Seray-Wurie accordingly granted bail to the accused in the sum of Le10 million and two sureties.

The matter, which is prosecuted by Sergeant Evelyn Conteh, was adjourned until 18 February.