Sierra Leone’s popular musician Alhaji Amadu Bah aka Boss La who was arrested and had his dreadlocks cut off by police in Freetown appeared in court, to answer a four counts charge including; three counts of Robbery with violence contrary to section 23 (1)b of the larceny ACT, 1916 as repealed and replaced by section 2, Act No.16 of 1971 and assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to section 47 of the Offenses Against the Person Act,1861.
According to the particulars of the offense, LAJ on Sunday, 12th June 2022 at Leonco Fuel Station, main motor road, Congo cross in the Freetown Judicial District in the western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, with intent to steal, robbed francess Wilson of the Sum of Two million and Ninety thousand Leones in Sierra Leone currency and immediately after such robbery did use personal violence on francess Wilson.
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Presiding principal Magistrate Sahr E.Kekura granted access to LAJ and other medical treatment following requests from his lawyers. LAJ was represented in court by a battery of lawyers led but M.P. mami who made an application for bail under section 79 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Act, of 1965.
The case was prosecuted by state counsel to bail on grounds that offenses of which the Accused LAJ is charged to court are very serious offenses and that he will not only interfere with the witnesses for the state but that he jumps bail.
Magistrate kakura refused bail and adjourned the hearing to Monday, 13th March 2023. In his judgment on Monday the 13th of March 2023, justice Fisher found Boss La guilty on all four counts brought against him.
However, sentencing was postponed to Friday 17 March 2023 as repealed and replaced by section 2 of the imperial statutes, No.16 of 1971.
Boss La has already spent over nine months at the male correctional center where he was battling with his health and surgery was recently conducted on him.
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On Friday 17th March 2023 Justice A Fisher sentenced Boss La to 9 years in prison.
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