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Le9 million bail for threatening language

April 21, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

The presiding magistrate at the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Courts No.2, Manuella Harding, yesterday granted bail in the sum of Le3 million and two sureties each to three accused persons that were charged with four counts, including using threatening language and trespass.

The accused are Williams Musa Swaray, Abubakarr Swaray and Alice Hull.

Inspector Moses Moore, prosecuting, alleged that the accused persons had threatened to kill one Mohamed Koroma and his family, as well as entered his compound and house on 1 March, 2015 at Gbangbanyila, Off Regent Road, Hill Station in Freetown although they had been warned not to do so,.

While giving testimony, Detective Police Constable 1341 Aminata Carew said she is attached at the Hill Station police post and identified the complainant and accused persons, adding that on 1 March this year, the complainant had gone to the police post and made a report.

She said after obtaining statement from the complainant she went to the crime scene and invited the accused persons for interrogation. She continued that on 3 March, 2015 she obtained voluntary statements from the accused following due process.

In another matter in the same court, Magistrate Kamanda remanded Patrick Johnson and Sheka Conteh to the Male Correctional Centre after their arraignment for obtaining money by false pretence.

They were charged with four counts of conspiracy to defraud, obtaining money by false pretence and causing money to be paid by false pretence.

The prosecution alleged the duo on Friday, 10 April, 2015 conspired with some unknown individuals at Congo Town in Freetown to commit a felony, to wit fraud, and that they defrauded one Momoh Sellu cash of Le260,000 and one phone valued Le400,000.

Both matters were adjourned till 24April.

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