Brima Njojo of Lumbebu Section in Kenema was arraigned before Magistrate Sheka Kamara at Magistrate Court No.1 for obtaining money by false pretenses, contrary to Section 32(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.

On Sunday, April 4, 2024, at Heigbema Layout in Kenema, Njojo, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Nine Hundred New Leones (NLe 900) from Theresa Mohamed by falsely pretending he had a single room for rent.

Knowing this to be false, he was subsequently sentenced to two months imprisonment. Police Sergeant 4654 Bakat Watta, attached to the Legal and Justice Support Department at the Kenema Police Division, prosecuted the case.

In another case, Justice Francis Banks-Kamara of the High Court in Kenema sentenced Sheku Kanneh, a miner from Nyagbebu Village, Small-Bo Chiefdom, Kenema District, to eleven years imprisonment for wounding with intent. Kanneh was charged under Section 18 of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861.

According to the prosecution, on January 31, 2024, in Small-Bo Chiefdom, Kenema Judicial District, Kanneh wounded Mohamed Vakie with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Kanneh pleaded guilty and begged for mercy but was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment. Mathew P.M. Lappia, the State Counsel and Customary Law Officer, prosecuted the case, while Patrick Kamara of the Legal Aid Board in Kenema represented the accused.