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Security officer testifies in car theft case

September 9, 2016 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

Security officer attached to the Central Medical Stores, New England Ville, Bockarie Mansaray has testified before Magistrate Abou Bakarr Binneh-Kamara in the alleged theft of Toyata Hilux at the Medical Stores.

The accused person, Issa Samura was dragged  to court  on one count of larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916, but he had denied the charges.

The first prosecution witness, Bockarie Manasaray who was  the security personnel attached to the Medical Stores, yesterday told the court that while he was on duty on August 14,2016, he saw four forty feet containers entering the facility.

He said the next morning; he saw the accused person moved the Toyata Hilux with registration No. AKQ 907 out from the compound on the pretext that he was on an assignment.

He told the court that the accused never returned the said vehicle and that he reported the issue to his immediate boss, Momoh Kamara.

He said he was later called upon to make statement at the Criminal Investigations Department.

Defense lawyer, Lansana Dumbuya applied for bail, noting that his client was giving bail by the police and that he never jumped it. He cited Section 79 (2&3) of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant 549, Sesay M alleges that the accused on August 14, 2016 at the Central Medical Store did steal one white Toyata Hilux with registration No. AKQ 907 valued Le140 million property of the Government of Sierra Leone.

The magistrate has fixed September 13, 2016 for the next hearing.

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