Allieu Thaimu Sesay was granted Le 50 million bail on his first appearance before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on Pademba Road in Freetown, on Wednesday 15th January 2020, on allegations of human trafficking. Police alleged that Sesay, on a date between the 1st October and 22nd December 2019, conspired with some other persons to traffic Mariatu Kargbo through Guinea to Kurdistan for the purpose of exploitation. He was also accused of collecting the sum of Le1.5 million (Le 1,500,000) from one Foday Kamara to facilitate his travel to Kurdistan. Police further alleged that Sesay collected the money to carry out unlawful activity contrary to law. Police further alleged that Sesay acquired money by fraud from Kargbo and Kamara for the purpose of facilitating their travel to Kurdistan.
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Sesay was charged with conspiracy to commit human trafficking contrary to Section 18 of the Anti Human Trafficking Act. He was also charged with engaging in human trafficking. Additionally, Sesay was charged with obtaining money by false pretense contrary to Section 32(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1861. He was also charged with acquiring money by fraud contrary to Section 15c of the Anti Money Laundering Act. Prosecutor is ASP Mansaray, while Sesay was not represented in court. Magistrate Bonnie warned that Sesay brings his lawyer to court on the next adjourned date, and granted a Le 50 million bail to Sesay. The Magistrate explained that her reason for granting bail, was because Sesay had been given self bail at the police station, and comes to court without being compelled.
By Sulaiman Karim Sesay
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