Fatima Bio’s Aides Who Stole $15,000 From The Presidential Lodge Charged to Court
Three people have been remanded at Magistrate Court no. 1 for allegedly stealing from First Lady Fatima Maada Bio.
Amara Yakuba Kandeh, Haja Fatu Bah, and Hawa Bah the accused were before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of court no. 1.
Their offenses were 3 counts of larceny in a dwelling house contrary to section 13(1) of the Larceny Act 1916.
They were alleged to have stolen $15,000 from the First Lady Madam Bio.
The charge sheet indicated that the accused persons, on June 14 2021 at the Presidential Lodge, conspired together with other persons unknown and stole from Fatima Maada Jabbie Bio the sum of fifteen thousand US dollars, equivalent to one hundred and fifty million leones.
Count 2 states that the first accused, Haja Fatu Bah, on Monday 14th June 2021, at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station, Freetown, entered into the dwelling house (Presidential Lodge) of Fatima Jabbie Bio and stole therein $15,000 (equivalent to the current exchange rate of Le 150 million), property of Fatima Jabbie Bio.
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Count 3 states that the 3rd accused, Amara Yakuba Kandeh, on Monday 14th June 2021, at No.2 Cheryl Drive Juba, Hill Station, Freetown, entered into the dwelling house of Haja Fatu Bah and stole therein $15,000 (equivalent to the current exchange rate of Le 150 million), property of Fatima Jabbie Bio.
In count 4, the prosecution alleged that Hawa Bah, fully aware that Haja Fatu Bah had stolen $15,000 from Fatima Bio, attempted to claim a white envelope containing $1,700.
When the charges were read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor ASP Aminatu Daboh said the complainant Fatima Jabbie Bio was not in court to testify. S, therefore, re-asked for an adjournment.
Magistrate Kekura then granted Le250 (two hundred and fifty) million bail to each accused and adjourned the matter.
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