Two Liberians committed to high court.
Two Liberian nationals, Junior Tommy alias Sam Ngobeh, and Emmanuel Pennoh, designers dwelling at 12 Kings Way Corner, Kenema, have been committed to high court for trial by the presiding acting principal magistrate, Mohamed Alhaji Momoh Jah Steven of the Magistrates Court, Kenema, while the first accused person, Mariama Fallah, a Sierra Leonean business woman and the second accused, George Magba, a Liberian business man were discharged.
According to the particulars of offence, the four accused persons on Tuesday, 26th February, 2013 at 10 Kingsway Corner, Kenema, conspired together with other persons unknown to commit a felony to wit store breaching and larceny. The accused on the same date, broke and entered into the store of one Mariama Sallu and stole twenty three 5-gallon rubbers containing palm oil valued at Le2.645 million property of the said Mariama Sallu. The accused also entered into the store of Jenneh Kemoh and stole one 5-gallon rubber containing palm oil.
The four accused persons were changed to court for conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to law, store breaking and larceny contrary to sec. 26 (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916. No bail was granted to the 3rd and 4th accused persons and the case was committed to High Court for trial while the 1st and 2nd accused were discharged.
In another development, Ibrahim Square, a farmer of Wanja village in the Small-Bo chiefdom, Kenema Judicial; district in the Eastern province in the Republic of Sierra Leone appeared before magistrate Momoh Jah Steven for being in possession of Fire Arms contrary to sec. 19 (1) (a) of Arms and Ammunition Acts No. 4 of 1955 as repealed and replaced by sec. 1 act NO. 16 of 1972.
The accused on Tuesday, 30th April, 2013 at Commended Village, Nongowa chiefdom, Kenema district was found in possession of one single barrel shot gun without legal authority. He pleaded guilty and begged for mercy and was cautioned and discharged.
The matters were prosecuted by Asp Sahr Didi Lahai of the Legal and Justice Support Department of the Kenema police division.
By Paul Lamin, Kenema
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