Man remanded for alleged Le145m fraud


May 18, 2016 By Hawa Amara

One Jenner David Koroma was yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly obtaining property worth Le145m fraudulently from a certain David Isirajie, Chief Executive Officer of L. IKEHEOA International Agency at Garrison Street.

The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, on one count of obtaining credit by false pretense.

According to the particular of offence,  the accused, between 20 and 25 February, 2013 at No.26 Garrison Street in Freetown, incurred debt from the complainant by taking credit on 10 desktop computers, 8 APC UPS, 5 APC UPS, 10 coloured printers  and 5 laser jets, valued Le145m.

In his testimony, Detective Sergeant Mohamed Jusu, attached to the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters in Freetown, stated that on 31 July, 2015 while on duty, the complainant reported the matter to his unit.

He said the complainant presented photocopies of invoices and delivery notes regarding the transaction.

Sergeant Jusu stated that statement was obtained from the complainant (Isirajie) and his witnesses.

He said the accused was arrested on 12 March, 2015 and interrogated on 14 March of the same year.

The witness continued that on 18 March, 2015 the accused was charged with the above offences.

Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara adjourned the matter to 23 May, 2016 for the defence to cross-examine the witness.

The matter continues.