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Fraudster in court for Le 244 m

Fraudster in court for Le 244 m

Samuel Kamanda Bangay who allegedly frauded Le244 M on the 4th of September 2012, appeared before Magistrate Steven Conteh at Court No.1, with thirteen count charges ranging from forgery, contrary to Section 41 of the Forgery Act 1913, obtaining money by false pretences, contrary to Section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916, forgery contrary to Section 4 of the Forgery Act 1916, issuing forged documents contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Forgery Act of 1916, and conspiracy to commit felony contrary to law, while all other counts are the same.

Bangay on diverse dates between Sunday 11th to Tuesday 24th July 2012, with other persons unknown, withdrew the total sum of Le 244 M from Sweet Sierra Leone LTD account with forged cheques at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown, on Wednesday 18th July 2012.

Samuel Kamanda Bangay, who pretended to be Abu Bakarr Sow the Manager, used his account No.163510 to withdraw the sum of Le18 M  from the Sweet Sierra Leone LTD accounts.

Magistrate Steven Conteh asked the accused person how many names he has, he replied that he has only one name which is Samuel Kamanda Bangay.

Magistrate Steven Conteh on the 4th of September 2012 asked the accused person how long he has been in Sierra Leone and the accused answered that he has been in Sierra Leone for over twenty five years now.

Magistrate Steven Conteh asked the Persecution Officer 3593 Sgt. Sangcih N. if they had informed the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank about the matter.  Sgt. Sangcih then told Magistrate Steven Conteh that he will inform the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank before the next appearing date and the matter was adjourned to Friday 7th September 2012.

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