By Jane B. Mansaray…………………….
Fatmata Lengor, the junior sister of a senior Police officer, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Morie Lengor is said to have been duped Millions of Leones by a Sierra Leonean citizen over the sale of seven plots of land purported to be owned by one Victor Smith who is now standing trial as an accused in a Preliminary Investigation at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 presided over by Magistrate Abou Bakarr Binneh Kamara.
Madam Fatmata Lengor yesterday made her first appearance before Magistrate Binneh Kamara as a complainant to testify against the accused person.
The accused Victor Smith is arraigned on sixteen (16) counts relating to obtaining money by false pretence and causing money to be paid to another with intent to defraud the complainant.
The particulars of offense state that the accused on diverse dates between 2001 and 2008 at No.127 Pademba Road in Freetown obtained some amount of money from the complainant purporting to have seven plots of land situated at Hill Station for sale knowing same to be false.
The accused was said to have demanded and obtained money from one Naimah Tucker and Mohamed Lengor on the instruction of Madam Fatmata Lengor knowing same to be false.
On the other count, the accused was said to have defrauded and unlawfully caused the complainant to pay the sum of three Million Five hundred thousand Leones as a fee for the preparation of a conveyance for the said plots of land purporting to have been owned by him (accused) knowing same to be false.
Several amounts of money which total was difficult to put together were said to have been paid to the accused for the alleged seven plots of land at Hill Station for sale.
The accused was not represented by counsel and has been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center for the prosecution to start their case.
The matter was adjourned to the 14th September 2016 for hearing.