Man Docked for Human Trafficking
Magistrate Hanna Bonnie of Pa Demba Road Magistrate Court Number One has remanded Sheikh Ahmed Kalokoh at the Male Correctional Centre for allegedly committing human trafficking.
The accused was before the court on three count charges of human trafficking, transporting and attempting to commit human trafficking contrary to section eighteen of the Anti-Human Trafficking Act No. seven of two thousand and five.
According to the Police file sheet, on divert days between first April this year and thirteen May twenty nineteen in Freetown, the accused conspired together with unknown person to commit the offence of human trafficking of thirty eight persons namely, Kabba Bangura, Mohamed Bangura and thirty six others from Freetown to Conakry by means of deception for the purposes of exploitation.
Defense counsel FM Fomba applied for bail on behalf of his client pursuant to law. The bail was refused and Magistrate Bonnie stated that having heard the application for bail from the defense counsel, she could only consider bail on the next adjourned date. The accused was remanded and the matter was adjourned to the tenth June, this year.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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