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Le125m theft case sent to High Court

March 25, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Presiding magistrate at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, Komba Kamanda, yesterday committed to the High Court a matter involving three accused persons that were subject to a preliminary investigation on two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and robbery with aggravation, contrary to section 23(a) of the Larceny Act of 1916, repealed and replaced by section 2 of the Act of No.16 of 1971.

The accused persons – Ibrahim Kargbo, Abass Bangura and Amadu Belloh Kamara – were arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court after the prosecution alleged that on 30 September, 2014, they were found with guns, cutlasses and an iron bar, and robbed one Mariama Gborie of the sum of Le10 million, one Honda Jeep with registration number SMG 002 and valued Le76 million, Toshiba and HP laptop computers which cost Le9 million, one Samsung iPad valued Le2.5 million, Samsung S4 and S5 mobile phones valued Le6,650 million, and other property, at the total value of Le123.80 million.

The alleged incident took place at New London, Kossoh Town, in the Western Rural District.

In his committal statement, Magistrate Kamanda said the prosecution had proved their case in court by presenting witnesses to testify in the matter and had had the privilege and opportunity to peruse the file, thus satisfied that the accused persons have a case to answer at the High Court.

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