Vandi Siaka, Honourable Chernor Abass Bundu’s messenger and two other have made their second appearance before Magistrate Isata Sellu Tucker of the Pademba Road Court No. 2 for allegedly stealing a motorbike with registration number, AUB 824 valued at Fifteen Thousand Leones (NLe15,000) belonging to the Mohamed Yusuf Turay.

The accused appeared before the court on a count of conspiracy and Larceny contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916.

It was alleged that the accused, on Monday 12th September, 2022 at the House of Parliament, Tower Hill in Freetown conspired with unknown persons to commit a crime, to wit Larceny.

The charge sheet furthered the accused, on the same date and place in Freetown stole a motorbike with registration number, AUB 824 valued at Fifteen Thousand Leones (NLe15000).

Led in evidence by Sergeant Newstead F.H. Prosecution Witness (PW) 2 Detective Sergeant 983 Brima Turay attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Centre Police Division in Freetown, told the court that he recognized the accused and could recall Monday 12 September, 2022.

Mr. Brima continued on that day, he was on duty at the aforesaid unit at the Centre Police Division when the complainant arrived at the division and reported a case of larceny.

The witness said he and a team of detective police officers left for the crime at the House of Parliament, adding that upon their arrival, they went to the Deputy Speaker, Solomon Segephoh Thomas’ officer at the House of Parliament to revisit the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) footage.

It was against this backdrop that Magistrate Tucker adjourned the matter to 26th October, 2022 to replay CCTV footage.

The first accused, Vandi Siaka was denied bail and remanded at the Male Correctional Central on Pademba Road in Freetown, while the second and the third accused are still on bail. The matter was adjourned to 26th October, 2022.