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Security Guard Remanded

By Fatmata Gbal……………………….

Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Pademba Road Magistrate Court No.5 in Freetown has remanded one Musa Kamara, a private security employed by the Technical Security and Logistical Group at the Male Correctional Centre for stealing.

The accused was first arraigned in court on the 10th May 2017 to answer to one count of larceny by servant contrary to Section 17 (b) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused on the 26th March 2017 being a servant employed by the said security group a security guard at No. 47 Frazer Street, Spur Road in Freetown entered into the duty post and stole one private motor bike with registration number ALB 093 valued at five Million Leones.

The matter continues next week.

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Robbers Appear In Court

By Jane B. Mansaray……………………….

Three alleged robbers including Richmond Sesay, Zachariah Marah and Abu Bakarr Mansaray yesterday appeared before Justice Ernest Gooding on separate indictment of robbery contrary to Section 23 of sub-section (2) of the Larceny Act of 1916 as repealed and replaced by Section 2 of the imperial statutes criminal adoption law of Act No.6 1971.

Counsels representing the State, Lawyers S.M. Bah and V.E. Kabia made an application for the accused persons to be tried by Judge alone instead of Judge and Jurors.

The application was made pursuant to section 144 of sub- section (2) of the Criminal Procedure Act No. 32 of 1965 as repealed and replaced by section 3 of the CPA amendment Act No. 11 of 1981.

According to counsels, the application which is dated on the 10th April 2017 and signed by the Director of Public Prosecution is made in the interest of justice and speedy trial.

The application was not objected to by the accused persons and was granted by the sitting High Court Judge. The matter was adjourned to the 30th May 2017 for hearing.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused who pleaded not guilty to the indictment in 2011 in Freetown allegedly stole certain items including Samsung mobile phones and other valuable items worth Millions of Leones from Mohamed Sheriff, the complainant in the matter.

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