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Quartet remanded for Le110m theft

January 23, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Four accused persons were yesterday remanded at the male correctional centre on Pademba Road for allegedly breaking into a shop owned by one Mohamed Thomas and stealing property worth Le110,450,000.

The quartet – Ibrahim Sow, Dauda Conteh, Shar Buama, and James Ibrahim Kalie – were arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda on two counts of conspiracy contrary to law, and shop breaking contrary to section 2(1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

According to court documents, the accused committed the offence in June 2014 at No.7 Adelaide Street, Freetown, carting away a Nokia mobile phone valued Le450,000 and cash estimated at Le110,000,000.

Police prosecutor Sergeant 5894 Fofanah I.G. applied for an adjournment in order to enable him assemble and hold a conference with witnesses.

He also objected to bail application by defence counsel E.T Koroma on the grounds that the offences under which the accused were charged are very serious, and that if granted bail they would interfere with prosecution witnesses.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Kamanda reasoned with the prosecution and rejected the bail application, and adjourned until 3rd February.

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