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Sierra Leone News: Alleged stolen computer trial hears its first witness

Yusuf Osman was arraigned before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie, on 15 May 2019, at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Pademba Road in Freetown after police allege he stole a HP computer valued at Le2 million from Godwin Thomas, a student at FBC. Police alleged Osman stole the computer on 26 February 2019, along Murray Town Road, in Freetown. Osman was charged with Larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1965. According to the witness and complainant, Godwin Thomas, at around 7:30 p.m., on 26 February 2019, he tried to retrieve his laptop from a nearby charging centre. The laptop was not where he left it. Two months later, officers from the CID visited Thomas’ house and told the victim’s father they had a computer at the Station that the son should identify. Godwin Thomas went to the CID headquarters and identified the computer as his and made a statement. The Police informed him the matter had been charged to Court. Osman was not represented in court and the matter was adjourned to the 24 May 2019. Osman remains on bail.


By Sulaiman Karim Sesay

Friday May 17, 2019.


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