The Exhibit Clerk attached to the exhibit store at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Pademba Road, on Tuesday 28 February 2023, tendered one ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag before Magistrate Mark Ngegba as an exhibit in respect of an eviction involving one, Abass Kabba.
The accused, Abass kabba was arraigned in Court for preliminary investigations (PI) on two counts of unlawful eviction and Larceny contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
The police testified that on Monday 24 May 2022, at No. 22 Garrison street, the accused unlawfully evicted one Kai Ellie.
On count two, it was alleged that on that same day, the accused stole one assorted colored “Gana Must Go” bag containing the sum of fifty million old Leones (50,000,000) belonging to Sahr David Ellie.
According to the prosecuting witness, Exhibit Clerk, Detective Sergeant 8546 Abass Kamara attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Pademba Road Freetown, identified his role as receiving all exhibits brought to the office, registering them in the Court exhibit book and tendering them in Court whenever they are needed.
He said, on Friday 24 June 2022, Detective Police Constable (DPC) 17841 Mansaray M S attached to the major incident unit at the Criminal Investigation Department handed over to him an old ‘Gana Must Go’ bag which he registered in the Court book against serial number RC-2023 and that since then, the bag has been under his custody. The bag was identified as exhibit H and crossed examined by defense counsel M J Kamara. The witness said the accused didn’t tell him where he got the bag.
He asked the accused whether knew the bag in question was on the street for sale, the witness said he can not tell.
After the cross-examination, the defense counsel informed the Bench that on the next adjourned date, he will open his defense and call the witnesses.
Having heard from the defense, Magistrate Mark Ngegba adjourned the matter to Monday 13 March 2023, for another hearing.