On Tuesday 16 May 2023 , Abdulai Turay, an accountant employed by CGC, a Chinese company located in Guinea Forechariah, was sent to prison by Magistrate Mark Ngegba.

He was charged with two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, as stated in Section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

The charges were filed based on allegations that Abdulai Turay obtained NLe 7,000 from Abibatu Tarawalie and Jonathan Daniel Kamara by promising to assist them in obtaining Master’s Degrees from Ngaja University.

The first count, according to the charge sheet, accused Abdulai Turay of obtaining four thousand Leones from Abibatu Tarawalie between February 1 and March 31, 2023, in Freetown.

He did so by falsely representing that he would secure a scholarship for her to pursue a Master’s degree at Njala University, despite knowing that his claim was untrue.

On the second count, the police alleged that Abdulai Turay, on the same date and location, obtained three thousand Leones from Jonathan Daniel Kamara, an employee of the National Revenue Authority.

He deceived Kamara by falsely claiming that he would arrange a scholarship for him to pursue a Master’s degree at Njala University, even though he knew this information to be false.

When the charges were presented to Abdulai Turay, he pleaded not guilty, and no legal representation was made on his behalf. Consequently, Magistrate Ngegba ordered that the accused be remanded in custody until May 23, 2023.

The prosecution of the case is being handled by Police Sergeant 9939 Lahai M.