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Friday, May 20, 2022

Real Estate agent jailed

By Naomi M Pessima

29-year-old Dominic Monrovia, a real estate agent, made another appearance before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of the Pademba Road Court No.1 in Freetown on one count charge of fraudulent conversion, contrary to Section 20  (1) (iv) (a) of the Larceny Act 1916.

It is alleged that sometimes in November, 2021, at Signal Hill in Freetown, the accused fraudulently converted to his own use or benefit, the sum of two hundred million Leones (200,000,000) entrusted to him by Joseph Sahr Bangura for the purpose of delivering.

Defence counsel, F. Kortu applied for bail for and on behalf of the accused person pursuant to Section of 79 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Act No.32 of 1965.

 He said the accused person is an ordinary resident within the jurisdiction and that he was not a flight risk nor will he interfere with prosecution witness or witnesses.

He submitted that he has reliable sureties who were willing and ready to enter into recognisance on his behalf.

However, Magistrate Kekura refused bail and sent the accused person to the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown while he adjourned the matter to the 6th April, 2022, for further hearing.

Sergeant 9939 Mohamed Lahai is prosecuting the matter

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