By Jane B. Mansaray…………………….
Fomba Bunduka, a resident of No.15 New Castle Street, Kissy in Freetown with Police Recruit number thirty one (31) yesterday made his first appearance before Principal Magistrate, Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara of Siaka Stevens Street Freetown Court No.1 to answer to a Preliminary Investigation matter relating to false declaration contrary to Section 4 (b) of the Perjury Act of 1911.
The particulars of offence state that the accused on the 15th February 2017 at the Human Resources Management Office of the Sierra Leone Police Headquarters on George Street in Freetown willfully and knowingly made false statement in his own hand writing purporting that his registration date of birth to be 4th April 1988 in an application form for recruitment into the Sierra Leone Police for the rank of Constable of which he made those declarations as true and accurate information knowing same to be false.
On the other count, the accused is alleged to have on the 23rd February 2017 at the Police Training School Hasting in Freetown willfully and knowingly made a false statement in his own hand writing purporting that his registration date of birth is 4th April 1988 on the SLP Force Attestation sheet knowing same to be false.
The accused is not represented by any counsel and has been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre awaiting proceedings.
The matter was adjourned to the 13th April 2017.