Man given 2 years jail for larceny


March 2, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

One Mohamed Conteh was on Friday, 27 February sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted for larceny by Magistrate Manuella Harding of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.6.

The accused had been arraigned on one count of larceny contrary to section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.

Police prosecutor Moses Moore had alleged that the accused stole assorted goods, including an expensive Smart Phone and iPad from Mr. Josiah Paris valued Le14,864,000 on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 at Goderich Street in Freetown.

In her ruling, Magistrate Harding said the prosecution presented three witnesses, including complaint Josiah Paris, who testified that on the day of the incident he left his car lights on while off-loading a container when the accused committed the crime.

“I am convinced that the prosecution established enough evidence and with that I found the accused person guilty of the charge he is standing trial before me for and sentence him to two years in prison,” the magistrate said. “The accused is to return all the stolen properties to the complainant and pay a fine of Le1.5 million, and also Le1 million compensation to the complainant.”