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State Counsel Detained

By Jane B. Mansaray…….

Alhaji Kabba purporting to be a State Counsel in the Law Officer’s Department was on Tuesday 1st July 2014 sent to the Pademba Road Prison in Freetown by Principal Magistrate of Court No. 2 Magistrate Seray Wurie. The accused was on the said date arraigned before Magistrate Wurie on two separate files of four counts each ranging from conspiracy to defraud contrary to law, obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 32(1) of the larceny act 1916, contrary money to be paid to another contrary to section 32 (1) (b) of the larceny act of 1916, which related to the following count charges.

According to the particulars of offence the accused on diverse dates between the 1st January and 31st December 2013 at Angola  Town, Adonkia , Goderich in the York Rural District of Freetown conspired with other unknown persons to defraud one Madam Josephine Kainessie a total sum of Thirty one million Leones (Le31,000,000)  for a piece of land situated at the said area and with intent to defraud by obtaining the sum of four million five hundred thousand Leones by falsely pretending that he will facilitate the signing of a survey plan and the preparation of a conveyance knowing same to be false.

The accused also obtained money by fraud with intent to defraud the sum of one million Leones to be paid to one Alhaji Mansaray by Josephine Kainessie.

The accused pleaded not guilty on all counts and was refused bail and sent to Pademba Road Prison. The matter was adjourned to the 7th July 2014 for the prosecution to start their case.

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