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Sierra Leone News: Accused robber gang committed to High Court

On 2 August 2018, Ibrahim Kargbo and Mohamed Kargbo, members of a local gang, allegedly robbed and assaulted Ibrahim Musa Kamara, a trader at Model Junction New Hill by pass Road Freetown. They were arrested on 4 August 2018 and charged with three counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Robbery with Aggravation contrary to Section 23(1) (a) of the Larceny Act (1916) and Assault Occasioning Actual bodily Harm contrary to Section 47 of the Offences against Persons Act 1861.
On 2 August 2018, Kamara was robbed of a Samsung S5 mobile phone valued at Le950,000, a necklace valued at Le30,000, a wristwatch valued at Le25,000 and earphones valued at Le15,000. The total property value was Le1,020,000.
An eyewitness testified at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court. He said around 1:30 a.m. on 2 August 2018 he was returning home with his friend when they saw the accused and his gang members harassing a group of people in the area. He said he saw Kamara being harassed by two members of the accused’s gang and they took some of his properties.
The eyewitness said he recognised the other suspects commonly known as “bullet” and “leather boot”. The witness testified that the thieves threw a broken bottle at Kamara, and ran after him. The witness then told the accused that he was going to report the matter.
On 31 August 2018 Magistrate Hannah Bonnie committed the matter to High Court. The accused were not granted bail and they are still on remand at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre.
BB/1/9/18
By Baindu Bawoh (Intern)
Monday September 03, 2018.

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