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The accused, Abubakar Kamara is charged with the offence of Receiving Money by False Pretences contrary to Section 32 [1] of the Larceny Act of 1916 of the laws of Sierra Leone. The particulars of offence state that, the accused on Saturday, 7th June, 2015 obtained the sum of Twelve Million Leones   from the Complainant, Bashiru Bah.

The charge sheet further states that, the accused Abubakar Kamara allegedly collected the said amount from the Complainant, Bashiru Bah on the pretext of securing him one United States of America Visa knowing to be fake.

Led in evidence by the Police Prosecutor, SGT Gbassay Fofanah, the witness who is a Detective Police Constable attached to the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Freetown, Manso Kargbo, disclosed that a case of receiving money by false pretences was handed over to him for further investigation and that he and one Inspector Kanneh .A V went and arrested the accused at an Attaya Base on Regent Street in central Freetown.

Detective Police Constable Manso Kargbo further intimated the court that, during the investigations , they contemporaneously interviewed the accused by cautioning and questioning him in respect of the offences charged, stating that on 10 August 2015 he and Inspector Kanneh A.V charged the accused with the offence of Receiving Money By False Pretences contrary to law.

He maintained that the accused statement was read over to him in his Lingua Franker and have him sign it by affixing his right hand thump print. He had since been in the custody of the police and receipts relating to the money he allegedly collected from the Complainant in police possession.

During the cross examination by the accused lawyer, on whether the witness could testify that the accused failed to secure the Complainant one United States of America Visa as a result of unforeseen circumstances?; the witness   responded in the affirmative and there was no re-examination from the prosecution.

The matter comes up on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

It could be recalled that the Presiding Magistrate, Komba Kamanda of Magistrate Court No.1 in Freetown on Thursday 1st October 2015 refused to admit one Isata Kabbia on bail but ordered she be detained at the Female Correction Centre on Jomo Kenyatta Road in the west of the capital.

The accused, Isata Kabbia was charged with the offence of Fraudulent Conversion and receiving money by false pretences contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916 of the laws of Sierra Leone from one Kadiatu Turay for a United States of America Visa and ticket.

Isata Kabbia then requested for a whooping Twelve Thousand United Sates Dollars to facilitate the procurement of the tickets and visas. She is supposed to be in police net.

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