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NASSIT Impersonator Committed To High Court

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NASSIT Impersonator Committed To High Court

By Jane B. Mansaray……….
An impersonator of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Lamin Sorie Sesay was yesterday committed to the High of Sierra Leone for trial. The accused has spent over nine months in prison before he was committed to the High Court by the presiding Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Court No: 2 for an alleged criminal offence.
Lamin Sorie Sesay was early this year arraigned in court on nine counts ranging from conspiracy to defraud contrary to law, impersonation contrary to Cap 34 as amended by Section 4 of Act No:13, 1975, forgery contrary to Section 2 sun-section 2(a) 0f the forgery act of 1913, ultry forgery contrary to section 6(1) and (2) 0f the act 1913, obtaining goods contrary to Section 7(1) and demanding goods of the same act and other related charges of the same.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused was on diverse dates between the 1st and7th December 2013 at Wilkinson Road in Freetown conspired with other persons unknown to defraud a Lebanese national, Mohamed Gabber with cotton and bags of cooking items amounting to Seventeen Million, Seven hundred and fifty thousand Leones by false representation as an employee of NASSIT.
The accused also issued a fake NASSIT cheque at Rokel Commercial Bank with serial No: 1070021 dated 7th December 2013, for payment of the said items. He went on to forge certain documents purported to be signed by NASSIT.
In his committal statement, Magistrate Komba Kamanda said that there was sufficient evidence before him that led him to commit the matter to the High Court after he discovered that the accused was walking around with a stolen NASSIT cheque book meant for Rokel Commercial Bank which he had been using to dupe innocent people.
The accused continued to be remanded in prison awaiting trial.

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