The case between Foday Sama, complainant, and Mariama Sarjor, defendant at the Freetown Magistrate Court No1 was yesterday adjourned for today because the defendant’s lawyer, Osho Williams, appealed for a break to permit him attend the burial of S.A.T Koroma of the APC.
The matter was called by the persecutor and cross examination commenced by the defendant’s lawyer Osho Williams who asked his questions through an interpreter.
During his cross examination with Foday Sama, the complainant was said to have accused the defendant of duping him for a passport and visa that were supposed to take him to England.
The court was told that the amount of $1,400.00 was given to the defendant to pay for a passport and visa at the British High Commission in Freetown to facilitate his travel arrangements to England, but that the complainant was only presented with a passport that had his photo with a different name.
It was later learnt that the passport was rejected and visa denied by the British High Commission visa section. So, the court was told again, that he later went to the defendant to retrieve his money which was not available and the matter was then reported to the police.