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The charge sheet revealed that on diverse dates unknown between 1st September 2018 and Wednesday 14 November 2018, in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, conspired together with unknown individuals to commit an offence of Human Trafficking.

He was arrested by detective police Sergeant Sofiana F. R. on 26th November 2018 within the jurisdiction of Sierra Leone.

In her testimony, police Sergeant 9593 Felicia Rugiatu Sufiana informed the well-attended court that she is attached to the Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) at Rogbangba along the Freetown – Waterloo Highway and also recognized the accused person, Sahr Ngbegba.

She recalled the incident of 16th December 2018, when she was on duty at the Transnational Organized Crime Unit at Rogbangba when a transfer and enquiry case file from the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter in Freetown was sent to their unit for further investigation.

Police Sergeant Felicia Rugiatu Sufiana further testified that the matter was then assigned to her for further investigation.

She went on to say that on 26 December 2018, she cautioned the accused person, Sahr Ngbegba by observing the Judge’s Rule.

The voluntary caution statement of the accused person, which had been in the custody of police was produced and tendered in evidence as part of the court record.

The witness said while she was obtaining the voluntary caution statement from the accused person, she was under the supervision of D.A.S.P. Sia Elizabeth Conteh and later charged the accused, person Sahr Ngbegba with the offence of Trafficking in Person.

The matter was prosecuted by Inspector Hannah Blessing Stella Robert and Magistrate Santigie Bangura adjourned the matter to Wednesday 16 January this year.

Meanwhile, an alleged fraudster Mohamed Gandor Bah has been kept at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown by Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Court No.1 for Fraudulent Conversion, contrary to (20) sub Section (4B) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

The State alleged that the accused person on Thursday 20 September 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Quay, Cline Town in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone fraudulently converted to his own use and benefit, one Toyota Rav 4 Jeep valued at sixteen thousand United States dollars.

He is also alleged to have converted to his own use and benefit eleven foam mattresses valued at eleven million Leones all to the total value of one hundred and sixty million Leones.

The Particulars of Offence disclosed that the two  items were handed over to the accused person, Mohamed Gandor Bah by Abubakar Sanu for onward delivery to Alie Alusine Adamu who resides  at Goderich and Saidu Sanu of No.7 Fourth street in Freetown.

The accused person had no legal representation and the matter comes up again on Friday 11th January 2019. 

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