Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No.2 has on Tuesday 5 November 2019, remanded Hassan Moyiba at the Male Correctional Centre for alleged store breaking and Larceny. According to the Police that on Monday 7 October 2019, the accused Hassan Moyiba broke and entered into the store and premises of Aminata Koroma at Siaka Stevens Streets and stole properties worth millions of Leone. He was charged with the offence of store breaking and larceny contrary to section 24 of the Larceny Act of 1916. Amongst the items, the accused alleged stole were tiles, washing hand basing, footwear’s and a host of other item’s. Testifying in Court, the Complainant Aminata Koroma said, that the accused was staying with her at her residence in Siaka Stevens Street ,occupying one of the rooms. She said on the date in question, she opened one of her rooms and discovered that most of her properties in the rooms have gone missing and the place was heavily ransacked. The witness said , she informed the accused about the situation, but noted that he was quick to distance himself from the situation. Koroma furthered that based on what had happened in one of her rooms, she proceeded immediately to inspect the store, where she also discovered that the padlock in the store has been damaged and theft had entered and stole huge amount of goods.
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The witness said due to such breakings, she drove the accused immediately from her house, based on the advice of her sister in-law. She added that after a while, a search warrant was executed on the new found home of the accused , where host of her properties that were in the store and room were discovered. She said the accused was arrested immediately and taken to the Central Police. The accused was without a lawyer in Court and was remanded at the Male Correction Centre by Magistrate Ngegba , who also adjourned the matter to 12 November 2019.
By Mohamed J. Bah
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