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Solicitor’s Clerk granted 50m Bail

July 19, 2021

By Jeneba A. Conteh

James Tommy Mansaray, a clerk working for  Ngakui and Co. Chambers appeared before Magistrate Mark Ngegba of Pademba Road Court No.2 in Freetown on one count charge to wit Larceny by servant contrary to Section 17 (1) (a) of the Act 1916.

According to the charge sheet, it was alleged that on the 24th May, 2021, at Ngakui and Co. Chambers, No.5 George Street in Freetown, being a clerk employed by the Ngakui and Co. Chambers, stole the sum of nineteen million five hundred and twenty five thousand Leones (19,525,000), through one commercial bank cheque with serial number 03599209 property of Deborah Tara Walie, whilst in custody of Jacob Campbell.

The Lawyer representing the accused person, Charlie .R. Williams, applied for bail for and on behalf of the accused person,stating that he is a Sierra Leonean, who  has reliable sureties that were reliable.

He said the accused was not a flight risk and that he has served as a   clerk for years now.

He made his application pursuant to Section 79 Subsection of the Criminal Procedure Act 1965.

Magistrate Mark Ngegba granted the accused person bail in the sum of 50m Leones, two sureties in like sum and that one of sureties must be 40 years old and must produce any form of identification card to be approved by the DAR.

Sergeant 10198 Hannah Newstead prosecuting the matter adjourned to 3rd July 2021