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Two in court for election material

Two in court for election material

The internal auditor of National Electoral Commission (NEC), Daniel Lamin Kamara and Tejan Lamin a causal worker at PCL Company, Wellington have been arraigned before Magistrate Steven Conteh of Court No 1 for larceny and other related offences. The accused were granted bail after pleading not guilty on one count charge of store breaking and larceny contrary to section 26 (1) of the larceny Act 1919.

It was alleged that on Wednesday 2nd November at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) warehouse at Wellington, the accused stole a total of 2,207 NEC lamps valued Le 6,293 each – which in totals Le13,888,651.

Lawyers representing the accused E.T. Koroma, S.S. Thomas and Sulaiman Kabbah Koroma respectively, applied for bail on behalf of their clients, on the grounds that the offence for which their clients are charged is a bailable one.

They argued however that if their clients are admitted to bail, they will neither jump nor interfere with the prosecution.

After hearing applications bail made by all in the defense, an objection was made by the prosecuting lawyer, B. Jones, who said if the accused are granted bail they are likely to interfere with prosecution witnesses or deliberately absent themselves from court proceedings.

The Magistrate later granted a stiff bail condition of a Le 100 m and two sureties each, to be approved by the ConsultantĀ  Master andĀ  Registrar. The matter was adjourned to the 15th this month.

By Mary I Kamara

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