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Lumley Chief remanded for obtaining money by false pretence

August 24, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

Community Chief covering Malamah, Sheriff Drive and Regent Road in the Lumley community, Pa Alhaji Alimamy Koroma, has been remanded at the Male Correctional Centre by Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of Court No.2 for the offence of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to law.

Police Constable 9155-Macarthy Dwight alleges  that on Thursday 16th July, 2017 at No.9 Sheriff Drive, Lumley in Freetown, did obtain the sum of six million, five hundred thousand Leones from Alice Tommy for the purpose of letting a one and parlor, knowing the same to be false.

Chief Alhaji Pa Alimamy Koroma pleaded not guilty when the charge was put to him.

The complainant, Alice Tommy told the court that she was looking for a house to rent when she came across an agent named Arthur, who told her that the accused person (Pa Alimamy Koroma) had a room and parlor to let.

According to her, she went together with the agent to the accused person who confirmed having the house to let for four million Leones per year.

Alice told the Bench that she made an agreement with the accused person to pay the said amount the following day.
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She added that on 6th of July, 2017, she made a payment of six million five hundred thousand Leones in the presence of the accused person’s son and the daughter who signed as witness.

Alice stated that upon payment of the said amount, the accused person issued a receipt to her and promised to handover the key to house on the 7th of July, 2017.

“He promised to give me the key to the doors the next day but after several attempts, I did not have access to the house,” she said.

She said after one month without having access to the house, she requested for her money which the accused consented to refund, but failed.

Alice said she then reported the matter to the Lumley Police Station.

The accused was represented by Lawyer C. Campbell and the matter will come up today (24th July, 2017) for further hearing.

 

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