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Two remanded for larceny

NOVEMBER  4, 2014 By Patricia Johnson

Alhaji Gibrill Sesay and James Isaac Williams were yesterday remanded at the Pademba Road Correctional Center by Magistrate Mohamed Serray Wurie for larceny.

The accused were charged to court on two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to law, and burglary and larceny contrary to Section 25(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

The prosecution alleged that on 3th October 2014 in Freetown, the accused persons broke and entered into the dwelling house of one Lahai Ensah Bunduka with intent to steal, and carted away one laptop, a Sierratel modem, a pair of lens glasses, Sony amplifier, and two Nokia phones, among other valuables, all amounting to Le19,450,000.

Led in testimony by prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Francis K. Nyuma, the complainant (Lahai Ensah Bunduka) told the court that on the aforementioned date, he was at home sleeping around 2:00am when he had a loud bang on his door. He said he woke up and wanted to go outside but the door was locked from outside by armed men who were trying to enter his room.

“I tried to block them from inside but they overpowered me and later entered my room by force. They took my office bag which contained my office documents and other materials,” he explained.

Defence lawyer A.F.K. Kelfallah applied for bail on behalf of his client.

However, Magistrate Wurie refused the accused bail and adjourned the mater to 10November.

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