August 15, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura
Fatmata Wara Cole, Salamatu Kamara, Alimamy Kamara, Gibril Fadlu Deen, Hassan Bangura, John Munu, Abubakar Kamara, Gibril Saccoh, Abdul Dumbuya, Joseph Nicolas, Mohamed Yillah and Robert Bangura have been sentenced to nine months imprisonment or pay a fine of one million, five hundred thousand Leones each after they pleaded guilty to the offence of riotous conduct.
The twelve accused persons were dragged to court on three counts of riotous conduct, disorderly behaviour and throwing missiles.
The particulars of offence stated that the accused persons on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August, 2016, at Mountain Cut did behave in a riotous and disorderly manner.
The prosecution said the accused persons at the same dates and place were found throwing missiles at police officers.
All accused persons pleaded guilty with the exception of Joseph Nicolas who pleaded not guilty to the charges when put to him. He was remanded to the Male Correction Centre.
They were represented by Lawyer A. I. Kamara, J. M. Jengo, F. B. Kargbo, O. S. Kamara, T. A. Bangura, M. Sesay, M. Y. Kanu and J. Tobby.
In his plea of mitigation, Lawyer J.M. Jengo, stated that the accused persons were first time offenders who have never been in conflict with the law.
He pleaded with the Bench to temper justice with mercy and give pecuniary fine instead of custodian sentence.
In related matter, another set of accused persons including; Amadu Barrie, Ahmed Alie Bangura, Abubakar Barrie, Allan Conteh, Saidu Kargbo, Abubakarr Sheriff, Sheku and Alusine Alpha Sesay were also remanded at Male Correctional Centre on three count charges of riotous conduct, disorderly behaviour and throwing missiles.
Police alleges that on the same date and place as stated above, the accused persons behaved in a riotous manner, disorderly behaviour and throw missiles at police officers.
They were denied bail and sent to the Male Correctional Center.
The matter was prosecuted by Police Constable 9155 Marcarthy Dwight and matter adjourned to 15th August, 2017.