‘Pastor’ remanded for larceny


April 17, 2018 By Yusufu S. Bangura

Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, yesterday remanded one Amidu Bangura alias Pastor to the Male Correctional Centre.

The accused person was charged with two counts of store breaking and larceny contrary to Section 26(1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

According to Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Theresa M. Bangura, Amidu Bangura, on Thursday, 1 February, 2018, at No.5 Regent Road in Freetown, broke and entered into the store of Mark Anthony and stole nine Plasma television set valued Le 23.2 million.

In her testimony, Detective Sargent 12168 Dumbuya A. said she recognised the accused person and recalled that on Thursday, 1 February, while on duty at the Criminal Investigative Department, Eastern Police Station, a team of officers headed by Sergeant 13221 Koroma A.B. arrested the accused with two plasma and brought him to the station.

On the same day, “I and sergeant 13221 Koroma A.B. visited the scene of crime at Regent Road and discovered empty Plasma television cartons and two sticks in the store, which we took to the station as exhibit. I later obtained statement from the complainant.”

She further told the court that on the same date, herself and Detective Police Constable 14183 Bockarie J. obtained statement from the accused, which she signed as recorder and witnessed by Bockarie J.

She added that on 9 February, “I and DPC 14183 Bockarie J. charged the accused with the offense of store breaking and larceny.”

Also, Exhibit Clerk attached to the Eastern Police Station, Detective Sergeant 9295 Koroma F.B., tendered two new 41 inches Plasma television, an old 31 inches Plasma and two sticks to the court as part of the exhibit.