8 February 2013

Sierra Leone: Le1.3 Million or Two Month Jail for Loitering

Freetown — Magistrate Komba Kamanda of court No. 2 yesterday slammed a Le1.3 million fine (Le130,000 each) or an alternative of two month imprisonment on thirteen accused persons - Amara Kajuei, Abu Bakarr Conteh, Foday Barilor, Abdulai Sorkor Kamara, Mohamed Alie Kalokoh, Sheika Samura, Yayah Sellu, Mohamed Sesay, Mohamed Sesay, Mohamed Algalie, Sheik Umar Alpha Sankoh, Plulip Gbaugau and David Kanu - who were docked on one count charge loitering contrary to the law of Sierra Leone.

According to the particular of offence that was available in court, the accused persons on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at Sani Abacha Street were found at a place renowned for cannabis smoking.

All accused persons pleaded guilty and asked for mercy

In another development before the same magistrate, one Mariama Koroma was remanded at the Pademba Road Maximum Prison for allegedly harming Salamatu Turay grievously with intent.

The accused was docked on two counts ranging from grievous bodily harm contrary to section 18 of the Office Against Person Act 1861.

According to the particular of offence available in court, the accused person on Tuesday January 31, 2013 at No. 32 Old Wharf Road, Wellington, harmed the complainant with intent. The matter was adjourned to 8 February 2013 for further hearing.

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