On Wednesday April 19th 2017, Amara Tejan Kabia, Victor Reginald Cole, Mohamed Mamoud Keita, Abass Bangura, Mohamed Kamara, Sulaiman Barrie, Musa Jimmy and ten other accused people who made their first appearance before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara, the Principal Magistrate of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street in Freetown, have pleaded guilty to the three counts charge of unlawful possession of cannabis sativa contrary to Section 48 (1) of the Pharmacy and Drugs Act of 2001 and riotous conducts contrary to Section 12 (a) of the Public Order Acts NO.46 of 1965. The accused were arrested by police when violating the country’s laws during the Easter Monday Celebration in Freetown.
The accused persons, Amara Tejan Kabia, Victor Reginald Cole, Mohamed Mamoud Keita, Abass Bangura, Mohamed Kamara, Sulaiman Barrie,Musa Jimmy and ten other accused people pleaded guilty and beg for mercy and vouched to the sitting magistrate that they will never repeat the said offenses again and that they will always conduct themselves in respectable manner to the state and help to promote the rights and liberties of citizens in the country.
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara after the passionate plea made by the accused people said that the spate of violence in the country is on the increase especially in the Western Area of the capital city of Freetown and added that there is a need for people to come hard on the perpetrators of violence and he therefore remanded the seventeenth (17) accused people to the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown and adjourned the matter to Monday the 1st of May 2017 to sentence the accused people.
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