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Taxi driver testifies in house breaking matter

April 11, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

One Santigie Koroma, a taxi driver residing at No. 36 Red pump, Kingharman Road in Freetown, yesterday testified before Magistrate Abou Bakarr Binneh-Kamara in a matter involving one Mohamed Sesay , Alie Sesay alias Pato, who were charged on two count charges of conspiracy contrary to law and house breaking and larceny contrary to Section 26 (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

Santigie told the court that while he was on duty on Saturday 4th February, 2017, Foday Sesay stopped him and that they went into an agreement of hiring the service of his taxi.

He explained that they exchanged phone numbers and later that day, he called and told him that that should meet at Kingharman Road in Freetown.

“On my arrival at his house, I saw some items packed outside. Foday told me that he was issued a quit notice and asked me to convey them to Waterloo. We agreed that he should pay the sum of eighty thousand Leones (Le80,000) for my service. Upon my arrival at Waterloo, I was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where I was told that the items on board my taxi were properties of the complainant, Shailendra Kumar,” he told the court.

According to the particulars of offence, Mohamed Sesay and Alie Sesay alias Pato on Saturday 4th February, 2017 at No. 3 Hill Cut Road in Freetown, conspired with other unknown persons to commit an offense of house breaking and larceny.

 And on the same date, broke and entered into the dwelling house of Shailendra Kumar and stole items including six gold chains, five gold rings, two nose rings, among other items worth twenty thousand, nine hundred and thirty five United States Dollars (USD20,935) equivalent to one hundred and fifty nine million, one hundred and six thousand Leones (Le159, 106,000).

The matter was adjourned to 18th April, 2017

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