35 people from a couple of villages in the Magorke Chiefdom, were early this week, remanded at the Port Loko state prisons.
They are charged with series of offences including conspiracy, larceny, assault, arson and unlawful possession of fire arms.
One Saidu Kamara and 14 others are in for conspiracy, malicious damage, robbery with aggravation and arson.
They are said to have committed the above offences on the 27th of September 2007 at Manayeoeh, Makanowa, Kontha and Rothea villages.
On a separate file Sorie Sesay and 4 others are charged with the offence of unlawful possession of fire arms, assault on Police and causing actual bodily harm.
These are said to have been done by them on Sunday 30th September 2007 at Mangara village.
The team of Prosecution which is being led by Inspector Teddy Kargbo of the Port Loko Police Station, objected to bail for all accused persons on the grounds that the charges preferred on them are very serious.
The Prosecution feared that the accused persons might either jump bail or interfere with the witness.
The application was not granted by the Magistrate Joseph Amadu, who ordered that all the accused persons be remanded at the Port Loko state prisons, as the matter was adjourned to a later date this week.
According to sources at the jam-packed court yard, this cannot be unconnected with the recent spree of lawlessness in part of the Port Loko District, either between the local farmers and the Fullah Cattle rearers or between supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the ruling APC party.