Suspects Issa Sesay and Tamba Fasuluku, who were apprehended on May 28, 2023, by Detective Police Constable 19253 Bioma A., appeared before Magistrate Sahr Kekura at Ross Road Court No.1.

They were charged with conspiracy and larceny, as stated in Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.

According to the police, the accused individuals conspired with unidentified persons on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Dan Street Park in Freetown to commit the crime of larceny.

The allegations assert that on the aforementioned date and location, the accused stole a black Samsung Galaxy S5 android mobile phone, valued at two thousand five hundred leones (NLe2,500), which belonged to Kadiatu Kalokoh.

During the trial, Sergeant 9874 Memunatu Monica Turay, the formal witness and a police constable attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Ross Road Police Station, Harbour Division in Freetown, testified. She confirmed her knowledge of both the complainant and the accused in relation to the case. She stated that she could recall the events of Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Mr. Bolma further explained that he was on duty at the Harbour Division on that day when the complainant apprehended the accused individuals and reported the incident. The case was assigned to him by the Scene of Crime Officer (SOCO) for further investigation. He mentioned that on the same day, he obtained statements from the complainant and witnesses involved.

PW4 (Prosecution Witness 4) added that on April 29, 2023, he and Detective Police Constable DPC 19940 Kargbo P. S. obtained a voluntary cautioned statement from the second accused, Issa Sesay. Sesay acknowledged the accuracy of the statement by affixing his right thumbprint, which was witnessed by Detective Inspector Alfred Conteh.

At this point, Sergeant 9874 M. M. Turay requested a brief adjournment to confer with her witness, which was granted by the court.

The accused individuals are currently out on bail, and the case has been adjourned to June 19, 2023, for further examination-in-chief.