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$190,000 Gold Dust Fraud Lands 2 in Court

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$190,000 Gold Dust Fraud Lands 2 in Court


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It alleged that both accused persons obtained the sum of ninety eight thousand, one hundred and thirty United States Dollars ($98,130.00) from the complainant Joseph John Turay between the dates of 18 August 2017 and 20 September 2017, on the pretext that they have five kilograms of gold dust for sale, knowing same to be false.

The charge sheet further indicated that both accused persons also obtained the sum of seventy six thousand, nine hundred and twenty ($76,926.00) United States Dollars from the same complainant, Joseph John Turay on the pretext that they have two kilograms of gold dust for sale, knowing same to false.

The accused persons have been put on bail and they were defended by Barrister S.U.B Saffa.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Ibrahim S. Mansaray prosecuted, and Magistrate Santigie Bangura adjourned the matter to 13 August 2018.

Meanwhile, Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay of the High Court of Sierra Leone, on Monday, 30 July 2018 remanded Ernest Brewah at the Male Correctional Centre at Pademba Road in Freetown for the offence of Murder, contrary to the Offences against the Persons Act of 1861.

Police alleged that accused Ernest Brewah murdered one Ibrahim Tarawalie back in December 2017 at Ferguson Street in the west of Freetown.

When the matter came up for hearing the adjudicating Judge, Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay stated that the court is finding it very difficult to adjudicate the matter, as the court is yet to empanel jurors.

He further intimated the court that there is a lot of misinformation from the general public that the court has decided the matter, adding that the offence for which the accused person Ernest Brewah is charged is a grave one that cannot be decided in a rush.

Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay assured the court that on the next adjourned date, jurors would be empanelled for the proper commencement of the matter, and that when evidence is led, he would consider whether the accused person could be granted bail or not.

The state was represented by Lawyer J.A.K Sesay, while the accused was defended by Barrister Ishmeal Philip Mammie. The matter comes up again on 13 August 2018. 

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