Police Officer remanded for fraud


JANUARY 7, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Ex-police officer, Mohamed Bashiru Bundu, was yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly forging a First International Bank (FIB) statement of Account No.102-01743-10 on 2 July and 13 December, 2014 respectively, par value of Le26,300,000.

The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda on two counts of forgery and uttering, contrary to sections 4(1) and 10 (1)(2) of the Forgery Act 1913.

According to the prosecution, the accused on 29 December, 2014, at the FIBank headquarters in Freetown, with intent to defraud, forged and uttered a statement of account from Account No.102-01743-10, bearing the name of the accused, covering 2 July and 13 December 2014, and with a face value of Le26, 300,000.

In another matter in the same court, Magistrate Kamanda also remanded two accused persons – David Kanagbo and Tony Fefegula – for allegedly robbing one Michael Lamin Vandi property worth a million and ten thousand Leones.

Defence counsel C.F. Edwards applied for bail on behalf of the accused persons on the ground that they have responsible sureties to enter into their cognizance.

But police prosecutor, Inspector J.M. Sanjah, objected to bail, stating that the offence under which the accused persons are charged is very serious and that prosecutors are desirous of stemming those offences.

Accordingly, Magistrate Kamanda denied the accused bail and adjourned the matter to 22 January.