Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Ross Road, Magistrate Court No.1 has remanded a Tricycle (Kekeh) rider, at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing a Bajaj Tricycle (Kekeh) worth millions of leones.
The tricycle driver, Ibrahim Jalloh was reported at the Ross Road Police Station by one Khalilu Mansaray for allegedly stealing a tricycle (Kekeh) with registration number APG-496.
The tricycle was entrusted to the accused (Ibrahim Jalloh) by Khalil Mansaray for commercial purposes.
The accused, Ibrahim Jalloh, was indicted in Court for fraudulent conversion of the tricycle (kekeh), contrary to the Larceny Act of Sierra Leone.
Khalilu Mansaray, a resident of Kenedy street Freetown, before the Court, testified that he recognises the accused person.
He stated that the accused on Sunday 4th December 2022, was handed over the said tricycle and its life card by him. He stated it was initially agreed that the accused should pay NLe100 daily (Master money). He continued that the accused (Ibrahim Jalloh) complied for only two days, and resorted to criminal activity.
The witness testified before the court that the accused absconded and was nowhere to be found just after two days. This action angered Mr Mansaray and reported the matter at the Ross Road Police Station.
He added that the accused was later caught-up somewhere in Freetown and the police were immediately informed. The police went to the scene and arrested the accused for questioning.
Meanwhile, during the cross-examination, the accused denied that the witness handed over the Kekeh to him with its life card. In his reply, Mr Mansaray said the Tricycle was assigned to him with the life card in question.
Magistrate Sahr Kekura wasted no time but to deny the accused bail and adjourned the matter to the 24th of February 2023 for next hearing.
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