Le88m embezzlement…


Fuel station manager denied bail

April 28, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Alimu Bah, a fuel station manager in Kambia town, was denied bail last week by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 and remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown.

The accused, who is alleged to have embezzled the sum of Le88 million, was arraigned on one count of embezzlement.

The prosecution alleged that between 1 January and 28 February this year, Bah embezzled the said amount while being an employee of one Amadu Bah.

Testifying in court, first prosecution witness and owner of the fuel station, Amadu Bah, said the accused was manager at his Dispa filing station in Kambia.

He told the court that a financial report he had received from the accused on 28 February, 2015, which covers sales from 1 January to 28 February, indicated that the sum of Le55.656 million was missing in the month of January, while another Le32 million could not be accounted for in the month of February.

He said when asked about the missing amount, the accused denied any knowledge.

He said he reported the matter to the Kambia police station, where he made a statement and subsequently at the Criminal Investigation Department in Freetown.

The matter continues.