Two accused persons await sentence for alleged  Larceny

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By Elizabeth Kamara

Twenty-two-year-old Moses Kargbo a security, twenty-seven-year-old Adikalie and thirty-five year-old Mariatu Koroma, a petty trader, made their first appearance before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Pademba Road Court No.3 in Freetown for alleged larceny.

The accused persons were standing on three count charges to wit conspiracy, larceny and receiving  stolen goods.

It was alleged that on Sunday, 5th November,2023, at Deensie Drive, Regent Village, Mountain Rural District of Freetown, conspired together with other persons unknown to commit a crime.

It was alleged that the first and second accused persons, on the said date and place, did steal one gallon of honey valued six thousand Leones (6,000),one set food cool man valued four thousand Leones (4,000), two big red cool man valued three thousand five hundred Leones(3,500) and one red cool man valued one thousand five hundred Leones(1,500), property of Mariama Sajor Cheung.

It was further alleged that on the above date and place the third accused person did receive one white and red coolman valued three thousand five hundred Leones (3,500), property of the said complainant, knowing same to have been stolen.

When the charges were read and explained to the first and second accused persons they pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor sought for a short adjournment date for him to call the exhibit Clark.

Counsel representing the third accused person, F. Lansana applied for bail, stating  that the accused is a Sierra Leonean resident within the jurisdiction.

He said  she has reliable sureties who were willing and ready  to go into recognizance on her behalf and that she will not interfere with prosecution witness or witnesses nor will she jump bail.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Santigie Bangura granted the third accused person bail in the sum of five thousand Leones with two sureties in like sum.

He said the  sureties should produce valid identity cards depicting  their addresses  in Freetown.

 He said the bail must be approved by the Bench.

He adjourned the matter to the 24th November 2023 for tendering of exhibit.

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