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For Larceny & Forgery… Accused committed to High Court

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In his committal address to the court, Magistrate Serray Wurie stated that the accused was brought before him on four count charges and his charge sheet revealed he is alleged to have conspired with unknown individuals to steal a hand bag containing four million Leones, one cheque book and other sensitive official documents.

He told the court that the bag was forcefully snatched from a waiting vehicle of the complainant who also doubles as the Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Ansumana Alafi Marrah by the accused on December 14, 2015 along Circular road in the central part of the country’s capital, Freetown.

Magistrate Wurie revealed the accused Abdul Karim Kamara presented a cheque of four million Leones to the Eco -micro Finance Bank, belonging to the complainant for a cash withdrawal at the said bank at Rawdon Street in Freetown when he was arrested by police.

He informed the audience that the factual witness, Ansumana Alafi Marrah testified in the matter including the formal witnesses, adding that he is satisfied with the evidence adduced by the prosecution throughout the preliminary investigation in respect of the matter.

According to him, the accused Abdul Karim Kamara is found wanton of the charges proffered on him and ordered he stands trial in the High Court of Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Serray Wurie has remanded Micheal Coker at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown for the offence of Fraudulent Conversion, Resisting Police Arrest, Assault on Police and Escaping from Lawful Custody contrary to laws of Sierra Leone.

The particulars of the offences disclosed that, sometimes in June 2015, the accused collected the sum of nineteen million Leones from the complainant, Mohamed Sesay on the pretext of procuring assorted goods for him.

Court records further disclosed that, after the accused had collected the money, he disappeared into thin air, until he was nabbed at his secluded hideout by police officers.

It is also alleged that, when the police officers went to arrest the accused, he put up strong resistance and in the process assaulted the arresting officers and later escaped from police custody at the Central Police Division in Freetown.

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