A 19-year-old mason, Mohamed Kamara made an appearance before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of the Ross Road Court No1 in Freetown for an alleged housebreaking and larceny contrary to section 26(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
According to the charge sheet, it was alleged that the accused Mohamed Kamara on Sunday 25th June 2023 at 14 Mayenkineh Road in the Western Area of Freetown, entered into Mohamed Kanu’s house and stole sixty-five (65) gallons of palm oil and other valuables totaling NLe4,340 belonging to the complainant Mohamed Kanu.
Led in evidence by Chief Inspector Isatu Bangura, prosecution witness (PW) 1, Sub-Inspector Osman Bangura attached at the Exhibit Office at the Ross Road Police Station highlighted his duties and responsibilities including receiving and taking care of all exhibits brought to the police station relating to matters that had been investigated.
He added that he is also charged with the responsibility to tender them in court when the need arises.
Inspector Bangura recalled that on 4th July 2023 while he was on duty at the said station, Sergeant 14270 Koroma 1. brought in a rice sack containing a damaged padlock, eight assorted T-shirts, ten assorted denim pants, two cotton clothes, a lady’s skirt, one hammer, and one small lady’s bag, adding that he registered them in the court’s exhibits book against serial number “41/2023”. They were produced and tendered to form part of the court’s records.
After hearing from PW1, Magistrate Kekura refused the accused bail and remanded him at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown and the matter was adjourned to 17th August 2023.