Businessman jailed for fraud
Mohamed Lamin Nabhieu, a businessman selling motor vehicles, Monday 4th was refused bail after appearing before Magistrate Johannes Wellington of Court 2 to answer to a count charge of fraudulent conversion contrary section 20 (1) (4) (a) of the larceny act of 1916.
In the particulars offence, it is alleged that on the 30th September 2009, at No. 61 Kissy Road, Freetown, the accused fraudulently converted to his use or benefit an Opel Jeep valued Le 9.6 million property of one Abdulai Mansara.
The accused pleaded not guilty and was refused bail pending trial.
Police Inspector R. Tommy who is the prosecutor in the case objected to bail application for the accused, stating that the accused has previous records of flouting bail conditions.
That the accused while in the custody of the police jumped bail and fled to Kabala where he was later apprehended and brought down to Freetown.
“My lord” the Police Inspector said, “If the accused is granted bail, there is probability he will skip the conditions thus interfering with prosecution witnesses which to an extent brings prejudice to the case.”
In his measurement, the Magistrate ruled that the accused be remanded in custody and matter adjourned to 13th April.
By Mary .I. Kamara
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