Palm Oil Fraudster in Police Net
Principal witness No 2, Solomon Kamara has testified before Magistrate Albert Moody of Freetown Court No. 1 in a case of Fraudulent Conversion at No. 7 Samuel Lane, Kissy involving one accused person Mary Boston and complainant Ahmed Kamara.
The witness in his testimony stated that he recognized the accused person through the complainant who introduced her as a good business woman that lived in London. Solomon Kamara informed the court that they made and agreement to ship palm oil totaling 2,090 gallons to the accused person for sale at the cost of $60 each.
The witness further explained that his brother called him and made an agreement to ship the palm oil and three weeks later, the accused person called him from United Kingdom (UK) that she had not received the palm oil.
After six months, the witness said, he had no communication with the accused person. He further revealed that his brother, Abdulrahman Fofanah later gave him information that the accused person is in town. Upon receiving this information, he said. They went in search of her and later found her. When she was asked about the palm oil, she replied that she was going for a funeral at Kabala and after which they will arrange for the palm oil but returned to the UK without letting them know.
The complainant later went to the police and made statement.
The accused is facing one count charge of fraudulent conversion contrary to section 20(1) (4) of the Larceny Act of 1961.
It was alleged that the accused Mary Boston sometime in September 2014 at No.7 Samuel Lane, Kissy, Freetown converted to her own use and benefit certain property i.e., 781 jerry cans of palm oil valued at Le14,240,400 entrusted to her by Mohamed Kamara for the purpose of sale of the said property.
By Margret Sylvalie
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