Thieves Raid Play Station Center
Foday Kamara of 15 Easton Street, Freetown, on Monday 22 October, 2012 stood trial before Magistrate Steven Conteh with one count charge for larceny contrary to Section 20 of the Larceny Act 1961. Kamara pleaded not guilty to the particulars of the offence that was read before him in Court.
Foday Kamara on Thursday October 11th, 2012 at 18 Upper Easton Street in the Freetown judicial district in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone allegedly broke in and entered a Play Station center and shop belonging to one Abu Bakarr Kanu with the intent to steal, which he allegedly did by stealing 3 Play Station games valued at Le 900,000 and 6 controller pads valued at Le 420, 000, 3 memory sticks valued at Le300,000, ranging to a total value of Le1,700 000 of the said properties of Abu Bakarr Kanu the Play Station manager.
According to Foday Kamara, he closed the Play Station center and went out to watch the All People Congress (APC) rally. He said, when he returned to the shop he discovered that the door was broken and informed Abu Bakarr about his discovery. He said he went to the police and made a report and he was arrested and the police obtained a search warrant for his house but they did not find anything of police interest.
According to the complainant Abu Bakarr Kanu’s testimony in court, he said the accused is a student at Fourah Bay Collage studying adult education and resides with his parents. He recalled that on October 11 at about 18:00 hours he was at home when the accused called him and told him thieves had broken the door and carted away all the items in the Play Station shop.
The matter was adjourned to October 26 of this month.
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