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Le200m bail for fraudsters

DECEMBER 5, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara

Sulaiman Bangura and Mohamed Bangura, accused to have defrauded one Isaac Sesay the sum of Le71 million, were yesterday granted bail of Le200 million by Magistrate Mohamed Serray-Wurie presiding at the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2.

The men were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy to defraud, and obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 32 of the Larceny Act of 1916.

Police prosecutor Inspector Agatha F. Heals, who was assisted by private legal practitioner Osman A. Timbo, alleged that on diverse dates between 1 and 31 July at No.2 Campbell Street in Freetown, the accused with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Le71 million from the complainant on the pretext that they have a land for sale at Regent village, although they knew their claim was false.

Each of the accused persons was granted Le100 million bail plus two sureties in like sum, while the sureties should each deposit Le10 million into the sub-treasury account of the Judiciary and that bail should be approved by the Deputy Master and Registrar.

The matter will again be mentioned on 17 December.

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