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Robbery matters sent to High Court

July 7, 2015 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

Presiding Magistrate at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No. 6, Mohamed Salieu Seray-Wurie, yesterday committed the cases of two accused persons, who were charged separately in different files with the offence of robbery with violence and larceny from a person respectively, to the High Court.

The accused Tejan Sossoh Kamara was charged with the offence of robbery with violence, while Mohamed Bampia Kamara was charged with the offence of larceny from person.

According to police prosecutor Assistant Superintendent Mohamed A. Fofanah, accused Tejan Sossoh Kamara on Sunday 6 June at Lumley in the west of Freetown, violently robbed the complainant Abu Bakarr Conteh of his Itel mobile phone valued two hundred and twenty thousand Leones (Le220,000). The accused also allegedly assaulted the complainant by using personal violence on him.

Sergeant 5851 Francis Macaulay, who is prosecuting the other accused (Mohamed Bampia Kamara), alleged that the latter on Monday 8 June, at Sani Abacha Street, central Freetown, stole from the complainant, Amadu Juldeh Barrie, one Samsung Galaxy S.5 mobile phone valued nine hundred thousand Leones (Le900,000).

In his ruling, Magistrate Seray-Wurie noted: “Having considered very seriously the statements and particulars of the offences, including also the statements of the accused persons to the police, on the entirety of the evidence adduced so far, I am satisfied that the prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence connecting both accused persons to the offences charged, so as to warrant their committal to the High Court for further trial.”

Meanwhile, the accused persons, who were not represented by any lawyer, were taken back into custody at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre until their matters come up in the next session of the High Court.

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