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Le17m fraud matter goes to High Court

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 By Hawa Amara


Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 yesterday committed to the High Court a fraud matter involving one Lamin Sorie Sesay, who is alleged to have defrauded a certain Mohamed Jabber of the sum of Le17,750,000.

Magistrate Kamanda stated that the accused was standing trial on nine counts of forgery, obtaining goods by false pretence, among other related offences, and that the prosecution relied on the evidences adduced by all prosecution witnesses.

He said the accused used a stolen National Security Social and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) cheque to dupe the complainant, and that the case should be committed to the superior court for trial.

The accused was arraigned on nine counts of conspiracy to defraud contrary to law; forgery of document contrary to Section 2(2) (a) of the Forgery Act OF 1913; obtaining goods, demanding goods, uttering forged document; and impersonation contrary to Cap B4 as amended by Section 4 of Act No.13 of 1975.

The prosecution alleged that the accused had conspired with unknown persons to defraud the complainant the aforementioned amount by misrepresenting that he is an employee of NASSIT, and that the social security trust had issued a Rokel Commercial Bank cheque No.1070021, dated 7 December, 2103, for the purchase of assorted items, knowing same to be false.

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