Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 yesterday slammed a Le10m (ten million Leones) bail on one Alex Williams for Larceny and unlawful possession of ‘cannabis sativa’ commonly known as ‘diamba’.
The matter was prosecuted by Sergeant 1933, Alhaji M. Jah, while Lawyer Babatunde Pratt represented the accused.
The accused is facing a two count charge, ranging from Larceny contrary to section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916, as the particulars of offence states that on Sunday 23rd December 2012, at Southridge, Hill station in Freetown, the accused did steal one hundred and thirty three litres of diesel, while in custody of John Musket, property of the American Embassy in Sierra Leone.
On count two, he was charged with the offence of unlawful possession of cannabis sativa contrary to section 8(a) of the National Drugs Control Act No 10 of 2008, as particular of offence states that the accused on the same date at the same address was found in possession of two ties of cannabis sativa commonly known as ‘Jamba
The prosecution witness(s) were absent in court during the proceedings and Lawyer Babatunde Pratt applied for bail for the accused, as he had been on Police bail since December last year and he voluntarily came to court to proceed with the matter, as he had no intention to jump bail or to interfere with the prosecution witness(s)
Representing the prosecution, Sergeant A.M.Jah opposed bail based on the vicinity of the crime, as it will give negative image about the country, and the unlawful possession of cannabis sativa
Magistrate Komba Kamanda grant Le10m (ten million Leones) bail on the accused person with two sureties in like sum, and that sureties must be responsible citizens resident in Western Area, as the bail should be approved by the Deputy Master and Register
The matter was adjourn to the 29th of January 2013
By Alhaji Kamara