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October 30, 2017 By Yusufu S. Bangura

Detective Police Constable 9389, Mansaray S. attached to the Crime Right Unit at Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters on Thursday tendered exhibits in relation to an ongoing matter between the State and Ishmail Kamara and Yusif Kanu.

The exhibit included one black Philips plasma television, one Lenovo laptop computer, one black apple IPad mini, one black damage Samsung galaxy S7 mobile phone, one Samsung 6 edge mobile phone, one plasma television stand and its remote.

The accused persons (Ishmail Kamara and Yusif Kanu) are standing trial before Magistrate Albert J Moody of Court No.1,on three count charges of Conspiracy, Burglary and Larceny and Receiving stolen goods, contrary to Section 33 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

According to the particular of offences, the accused persons on Wednesday, 19th July ,2017, at No. 17 Wilberforce Road-Regent in Freetown, conspired with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit burglary and larceny.

It is also alleged that on the same date and place, the two accused persons, with intent to steal, broke into and stole therein properties to the total sum of one hundred and twenty one million, four hundred thousand Leones (Le 121,400,000).

In his testimony, Detective police constable 9389, Mansaray S, recognized the accused persons and recalled on 24th August, 2017, adding that while on duty, Detective Police Constable 6890 Lebbie S.F brought in the exhibit stated above for recording and safe keeping.

He told the court that he took possession of the said exhibits and registered them in their court book with serial number 113/2017.

Meanwhile, the first accused was sent to prison while the second accused is on bail.

The matter was adjourned to 27 October 2017.

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