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Fake gold dealer dupes investor Le148M

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Fake gold dealer dupes investor Le148M


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The offences, for which the accused was before Magistrate Dr. Abubakar Binneh Kamara of Court N0 1, indicated that between the dates of 28 June 2016, and 4 July 2016, accused conspired with other persons unknown to defraud complainant, Makaino Joseph a huge amount of money on the pretext of supplying complainant with 3 kilograms of gold.

It was also alleged that accused, who was facing a four-count charge in respect of the above stated amount, had allegedly defrauded complainant at the micro finance- Ecobank,   together with other persons unknown was done at different locations within the Freetown judicial district.

The charge sheet revealed that the accused used part of the said money on the same pretext of processing three kilograms of gold dust for onward presentation to complainant, which never materialized.

Although no evidence was led and the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Samuel Kamara, who prosecuted the matter objected to bail on behalf of accused person on the grounds that the offence was serious.

Magistrate Kamara who presided over the matter noted that he would have loved to go into the evidence or merit of the matter but that since the day was far gone he would record the evidence of prosecution witness or witnesses on the adjourned date.

He admonished the prosecution to ensure that they bring forward their witnesses for testimony in respect of the charges levied on the accused and adjourned the matter to Monday 7 November 2016.

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