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Le300m bail for Free Health Care drug smugglers

June 21, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

After completing the Preliminary Investigation (PI), Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakar Binneh-Kamara of court No. 1 has yesterday (Tuesday 20th June, 2017) granted bail to Mohamed Jalloh and Amadu Kanda Jalloh in the sum of three hundred million Leones (Le300, 000,000), and two sureties each.

The magistrate also ordered that each surety should produce national passport and title deed.

The accused persons were charged on two counts of conspiracy to defraud contrary to law and receiving stolen goods contrary to Section 33(1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

Police alleged that the accused persons on 24th September, 2016, were caught with a truck loaded with Free Healthcare drugs heading for Guinea.

Police also claimed that on the same date and place, the accused persons did receive quantity of Free Healthcare drugs, knowing same to be the property of the government of Sierra Leone.

However, the matter was committed to High Court of Justice for further trial.

“I have gone through the evidence and am satisfied that the accused persons do have questions to answer pursuant to the offence charged. I therefore commit the matter to High Court of Justice for further trail,” Magistrate Binneh-Kamara ordered.

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