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Le90m bail for alleged Hotel theft

July 20, 2017 By Yusuf Bangura

Magistrate Albert Moody of Court No.1 yesterday (19th July, 2017)  granted ninety million Leones (Le90, 000, 000m) bail to one Desmond Kargbo,plus  two sureties and that one of the  sureties must be gainfully employed  and should produce passport, national identity card or a driving license.

 Desmond Kargbo was charged with two counts of conspiracy and larceny contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

The particulars of offense stated that on 15th December, 2016, the accused person conspired with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit housebreaking and larceny.

It further stated that on the same date, the accused broke into and entered the home of one Victoria Davies with intent to steal and stole therein four imported beds, two living suits, six pieces of carpet, two sets of dining room chairs and table, two sharp Televisions, two Television stands, window cottons and beddings, one wardrobe, two electric irons, two toasters and other properties, all to the total of one hundred and twenty two million, three hundred and forty thousand Leones.

The complainant, Victoria Davies, yesterday continued her testimony in court, stating that after she went to the hotel and discovered that the items stated above were missing, she went to the Congo cross police and reported the matter.

She added that they assigned one officer, who moved with her to the hotel and took a snapshot of the door and looked at the other apartments, but found nothing.

She said the police officer later discovered that one doors was damaged.

According to her, one morning she went out of her house and saw one of the missing beds leaning on a wall in her neighbours home, adding that she moved closer and confirmed that the said bed was hers.

She narrated that she asked one Momodu as to where he got the bed from and the latter replied that he got it during a workshop organized at Lacks Villa Guest House.

She told the court that Momodu later  accompanied them to the accused person’s home, while both of them were taken to the Congo Cross Police.

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