August 10, 2017 By Elizabeth A. Kaine
One Issa Fofanah was yesterday (Wednesday 9th August, 2017) remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road by Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Pademba Road Court No.1 for allegedly stealing $45,000, two iPhones, and one samsung Galaxy mobile phone.
Police say the properties plus the cash the accused carted amounted to three hundred and forty five million Leones , belonging to one Alie shaaba.
Fofanah, 26, was dragged to court to answer to two counts charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and House breaking contrary to Section 26 (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
According to police prosecutor, A.S. Mary Joe, the accused on Sunday the 23th July, 2017 at Wilkinson Road in Freetown, conspired with unknown individuals to commit a felony to wit house breaking and Larceny.
The prosecution furthered that the accused did enter the dwelling house of the complainant and stole therein the aforementioned properties.
In his brief testimony, Shaaba identified the accused as his home servant and told the court that on the day of the allege incident, the accused was on duty till the time he was supposed to go back home.
He explained that when he went down stairs, he noticed that the accused was still within the compound, but he said nothing to him, instead he went out of the compound.
He said upon his return, he noticed that some money and other properties were missing in the house.
He told the court that he later noticed that the accused gained entrance into his house through one of the windows.
Magistrate Bangura refused to grant the accused bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the alleged crime.
The matter was adjourned to the 18th August 2017 for further hearing.