SLPP Councilor sent to jail
Report streaming into our newsroom from the Kenema bureau states that councilor representing the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in the Kenema District, Aloysius Vibbie and one other were remanded in the Kenema prison owing to court orders from Magistrate Alhaji Momoh Jah Steven of the Kenema Magistrate Court on allegation of false pretence.
The report furthered that according to the particulars of the offence, the defendants, SLPP Councilor Vibbie and friend, obtained the sum of Le 5 million from the plaintiff Mohamed Swaray in June 2012 for the purchase of a power saw machine.
Later, the defendants approached the plaintiff Mohamed Swaray for an additional Le 1 million for the procurement of accessories.
Both parties agreed that the monies will be paid back in exchange for timber after every production.
Magistrate Momoh Jah Steven remanded the accused persons for a day each and ordered a fine of a Le100,000 plus a compensation package of Le 7 million which is due to be paid by September 2013.
Councilor Aloysius Vibbie and co. were freed on bail.
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