NASSIT theft…


Accused jailed for 18 months

January 20, 2015 By Patrick J. Kamara

One Unisa Kamara was yesterday given an 18-month jail term by Magistrate Mohamed Sallieu Seray-Wurie of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No.2, after he was convicted for stealing 60 metres of amour electrical cables valued Le9 million.

Police prosecutor Inspector Agatha F. Heals had adduced evidence to the effect that on 8 October 2014, the accused had stolen 60 metres of amour electrical cables valued Le9 million  at the conference hall of the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen, being property of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).

In his ruling, Magistrate Wurie described the attitude of the convict as nonchalant, as he had showed no respect for law and order, before handing down the 18 months sentence without an alternative of fine.

Prior to the sentencing, defence counsel J.T. Trye had told the court that his client was a first time offender who had already learnt his lesson, having spent time in remand. He thus pleaded with the magistrate to caution and discharge the accused person.
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Also, in the same court room, one Michael Kanu was also jailed for 18 months after he was convicted for maliciously wounding complainant, Yusuf Koroma.

Kanu, according to the particulars of offence, on 10 December, 2014, maliciously wounded his victim following an altercation over kicking his dog, at No.9 Micky Lane, Freetown.