Le15m land deal lands man in jail


January 8, 2019

By Ibrahim K.Turay

65-year-old Randole Thorpe was yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown for allegedly obtaining Le15 million for three town lots.

The accused was before the court on one count of obtaining money by false pretences, contrary to Section 32(1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

Police prosecution, Inspector Kadie  Shariff,alleges that the accused person in 2004, at Hamilton, Godrich in Freetown, obtained the sum of fifteen million Leones from Kadijatu Netherwood by falsely pretending that he had some pieces of land for sale, knowing same to be false.

Lawyer A.S Ndoleh, applied for bail, stating that the accused person has sureties that were ready to bail him.

The application was vehemently objected to by Inspector Sheriff, which was upheld by Magistrate Shar Kurkar.