Two accused persons, Bundu Marrah and Alimamy Bangura are currently standing trial at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 presided by Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara for an alleged container theft of Cocoa beans amounted to two hundred and forty-one million eight hundred thousand Leones (Le241,800,000) property of NI Bazzy Trading Company.The two accused persons, Bundu Marrah and Alimamy Bangura were charged to Court on three counts charge of conspiracy to commit a felony and two counts charge of fraudulent conversion.
According to the particulars of offense the two accused persons on Saturday December 3rd 2016 opened the said container of NI Bazzy Trading Company with serial number 10020728 and stole therein 114 bags of cocoa beans. Per the complainant, Abass Khazem said he is a business man and he knows both accused persons.
He added that on Saturday December 3rd 2016 he instructed his store keeper Abass Lakish to load six containers of Cocoa beans and seal it for importation.
He went on that when the containers arrived in Holland they noticed that a total of 114 bags of cocoa beans were missing. He added that he mounts up an investigation to know what went wrong. He further stated that during the course of the investigations, they realized that the first accused Bundu Marrah a driver of the vehicle with registration number AFJ 041 have something to say about the missing 114 cocoa beans from the containers. He went on that he then reported the matter at the Ross Road police station and informed the owner of the vehicle.
He disclosed that the owner of the vehicle brought the first accused to the station. He added that the first accused made a confessional statement that he took the vehicle to the Kissy Duck Yard and open the said container and sold the cocoa beans to one Shaballah whom the second accused introduced to him.
Lawyer Emmanuel Teddy Koroma representing the accused persons applied for bail for his clients.
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of two hundred and fifty million Leones with two sureties and both sureties must produced a valid national passport and a titled deed and bail to be approved by the Master and Registrar of the High Court.
The matter was adjourned to Thursday February 23 2017.
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