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Sierra Leone News: Charged in 9 Case Files for Motorbike Theft…Accused denies allegation

On Saturday 7th January 2017, Mohamed Alie Yusifu who is charged in nine (9) different case files for allegedly stealing motorbikes pleaded not guilty to the charge of larceny in one of the files.
The Police Prosecutor disclosed before Magistrate Albert Moody at the Siaka Steven Street Magistrate Court in Freetown, last Saturday, that the accused was being charged with the same offence in two different files, before Magistrate Binneh Kamara of court no. 1 which sums up the seven files before them to nine.
In his testimony the witness said the accused sometime between October and November 2016, at Ogoo Farm in the Western part of Freetown requested that he takes the accused to Aberdeen Road, after which he later urged that he drives him to Congo cross.
“When we got there we started chatting generally and the accused eventually told me to go and pick his girlfriend somewhere in Congo Town. I told him that those areas were restricted areas for bike riders. He convinced me to lend him my bike so that he could pick up his girlfriend”, the witness narrated.
The witness went on to say that he only saw the accused three weeks later adding that the accused at that time admitted that he stole the bike.
He further stated that he and his boss took the accused to the Adonkia Police Station where they reported a case of larceny.
The accused has no legal representation.
Magistrate Moody, commenting on the matter said the accused was the most notorious ‘bike thief’ he had ever seen.
The matter was adjourned to Saturday 14th January 2016 as the accused continue to be remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre.
By Edna Smalle
Tuesday January 10, 2017

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