Magistrate Harding commits robbery case to High Court


February 27, 2015 By Hassan Gbessay Koroma

Presiding magistrate at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.6, Manuella Harding, Monday, 23 February committed to the High Court a robbery matter involving Aminata Jalloh, James Turay, Saidu Kargbo and Felix Williams.

The quartet had been arraigned in the magistrate court on two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and shop breaking and larceny contrary to section 26(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to police prosecutor Moses Moore, the accused persons had conspired with some unknown individuals to break into and steal from a shop in Freetown this February.

The shop, owned by one Victor Obile, lost goods valued at Le14,360,000, according to the prosecution.

Magistrate Harding said the prosecution had proved the accused persons have a case to answer as their four witnesses had corroborated evidence pointing in the direction of the four, which warrants the matter to be committed to the High Court for trial.

Also, Magistrate Harding committed to the High Court a domestic violence matter involving one Macfuse Sheriff.

The accused was charged with three counts of causing grievous bodily harm, wounding with intent and wounding occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to section 47 of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861.

The prosecutor alleged that Sheriff caused grievous bodily harm to one Sento Sesay at an address on Pademba Road in Freetown, on 19 January, 2015.