37 years Tina Man’s made another appearance before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Pademba Road court No. 1 in Freetown on one count charge to wit Obtaining Goods by false pretenses contrary to Section 31(1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

According to the particulars of offence between Wednesday 10th November and 27th November 2021 at Lumpa Waterloo the Western Rural with intent defraud certain properties that is to say seventy-nine cartoons of imported chickens value one hundred and fifty-eight million, nine hundred and forty-nine thousand Leones (159,949,000) from Rakesh Dhameja of Pee Cee and Sons Waterloo branch by falsely pretending to pay the money in the period of three weeks knowing same to be false.

Leading evidence by sergeant 9155 Dwight Macarthy.

Prosecution witness number one Rakesh Dhameja said he recalled on the 10th and 27th November 2022 and noted that the accused person is his business partner and they are doing frozen business.

The witness said he gave the accused frozen foods. However, counsel representing the complainant J Wals Esq renewed his previous application for bail on behalf of the accused person. Counsel presented a maternity clinic card to the court that the accused person is pregnant.

According to A-Z Newspaper, responding to defense counsel H.M Gavao that the document stated in the court that the accused have been seeing the doctor from 1st January 2022 and even the document coming from the Correctional Center to ascertain that the accused person is pregnant is has not shown anything that the accused person is pregnant. The Bench was also baffled about the document produced in court.

However, Magistrate Kekura refused bail and sent the accused person to the Female Correctional Center special court in Freetown. The matter is adjourned to the 24th February 2022.