Martin Alimamy Kargbo, a 35-year-old estate agent, recently appeared before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Pademba Road Court No.1 in Freetown, confronting two serious charges related to fraudulent land transactions.ย 

Kargbo is accused of Conspiracy to commit a crime and Causing Money to be paid to another by means of false pretense, both violations of section 32 (2) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

The charges stem from alleged actions between November 13th, 2023, and December 21st, 2023, where Kargbo, along with others, purportedly obtained One hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred Leones (Le 137,500) by falsely claiming ownership of two and a half town lots of land at Peninsular Road Baw Baw for sale.

Represented by S. Elleamor and I.A Bangura, Kargbo sought bail, citing Sierra Leonean residency, reliable sureties, and a commitment not to interfere with witnesses. However, Magistrate Sahr Kehkura denied bail, emphasizing the seriousness of the charges.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Ibrahim S. Mansaray requested a short adjournment to prepare witnesses, leading to the matter being adjourned to February 22nd for further proceedings.

This case highlights the need for vigilance in property transactions and underscores the legal repercussions for fraudulent practices in the real estate sector. Kargbo’s trial continues as the court seeks to unveil the truth behind the alleged deceitful land sale.