Justice Cosmotina Jarrett has sentenced one Abdul Koroma to 70 years imprisonment for robbery and robbery with aggravation.
Koroma was arraigned in court on two count charges including conspiracy to commit a robbery and robbery with aggravation contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916.
In the course of the trial, Koroma was identified by the Victims; Mala Tilwani and Lokash as the leader of a gang of eight robbers who being armed with machetes, attacked, robbed, and instilled fear in them.
One of the victims, Lokash, was severely beaten up and one of his fingers was almost severely injured when the armed robbers tried to remove a silver ring from his hand.
The accused and his cohorts carted away with property valued over five Hundred Million Leones old notes.
In another news, Justice Jarrett also discharged 2 accused persons, Ibrahim Conteh and Alusine Bangura.
Accused Ibrahim Conteh was before the Court for the offence of Larceny in a dwelling House contrary to section 13(a) of the Larceny Act 1916, while Accused Alusine Bangura was also tried for the offence of Wounding with Intent contrary to section 18 of the offense Against the Person Act 1861.
The judge discharged the two accused persons for Want of Prosecution.