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Twenty Five Jailed For 4 Months

Twenty Five Jailed For 4 Months

Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of Court No.1 has sentenced 25 accused persons to four months imprisonment each on two counts of indictments ranging from Carrying offensive weapons without lawful or reasonable excuse Contrary to section 16(1) of the Public Order Act No.46 of 1965 to Unlawful possession of cannabis Sativa contrary to section 48(1) of Pharmacy and Drug Act 2001.

According to the Particulars of Offences, the accused persons on Sunday 7th May, 2017 in Freetown were found carrying offensive weapons to wit knives and unlawfully possession of cannabis Sativa.

The accused were represented by Lawyer Koffie.

Defense Counsel applied for bail that arguing that the accused persons have been in custody for more than two weeks.

The accused were sentenced to 4 months imprisonment each or pay a fine of Le700,000 each for the two count charges.

By Margaret Sylvallie

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