Magistrate Sahr Kekura has remanded four accused persons in respect of an alleged theft at the virtue funeral home in the nation’s capital Freetown.
The Four accused persons include, Abu bakar Fofanah, Williams Turay, Edward Renner and Alimamy Sesay who were involved in the allegation of a huge amount of money that was meant for the running of the home which was stolen form one of the offices for which a conspiracy charges have also been included in the count charges levelled.
According to report, the charge sheet indicated that the accused, Saturday 14th October 2023 at Virtue funeral home in Kingtom conspired to steal from the funeral home. It was also alleged that the accused on the same day and place with intent to steal, broke and entered the office of Dauphine Davies and stole US$1,200, NLe21, 700 in Sierra Leone currency, one musical set valued NLe700 and other valuable items with a combined value of NLe38, 700 as alleged.
Sergeant Lahai Farma, Led in evidence and witness Daphny Renner testified by starting off by recognising the accused in the dock and recalled what transpired on the 14th October, 2023.
The witness testified that, On that day,she got a call from the owner of the morgue about breakage and the theft of several items and money including the salary of one of the workers, furthering that she immediately went to the funeral home and on her arrival, she met the 4th accused, Alimamy who told her that thieves had carted away several valuables and money, and she call the security guard, Victor Mannah who was on duty.
The security guard, witness went on, was not aware of what happened, but the fourth accuse had explained to him what happened.
Witness said she looked in the office and discovered that other items were also missing, and invited police officers who took snapshots of the scene.
The fourth accused, she said, was arrested at the scene and taken to the police station for questioning and the prosecutor, at this point, applied for an adjournment which was granted.
Accused remanded until 30th January, 2024 for continuation of the matter as was reported by Janet A. Sesay.