Man jailed 3-years for vehicle theft

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December 7, 2016 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

Justice John Bosco Allieu on Monday  jailed one David Thoronka to three years, six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the offence of fraudulent conversion, contrary to Section 2 (4a) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

The accused person pleaded guilty to the offence after the court clerk read out the indictment.

State prosecutor, A.G.M Bockarie, alleges that on a date unknown between January 1st to December 31, 2013 in Freetown, the accused converted a certain property to his own use to wit vehicle with registration AGK 631 entrusted to him by Bola Koroma for safe keeping.

His lawyer, Cecelia Tucker, from the Legal Aid Board pleaded with the Bench to caution and discharge him since he did not wasted the court’s time in answering to the charge.

The accused told the court that the vehicle given to him was not in good order, which he said forced him to sell it for Le2 million.

Meanwhile, the State Prosecutor said there were no previous conviction records of the accused. He told the court that he relied on paragraph 424 of page 117 of the Archibald Criminal Pleading Evidence 36th Edition.

The maximum sentence for such crime is seven years but the judge sentenced him to three years six month with no alternative of fine.