The Presiding Magistrate at Court No. 1, Magistrate Komba Kamanda has said that they (Magistrates) want to put an end to lawlessness, as there appears to be no country as lawless like Sierra Leone. He expressed his appreciation for operation WID as he said the intention would bring sanity to the country.
He made this statement on a matter arraigned before him involving Aron Williams, David Sesay, Sallieu Sesay charged with unlawful possession of Cannabis Sativa; Ibrahim Sesay charged with frequently being in a place where Diamba is smoked and Mohamed Conteh caught playing gamble.
All accused pleaded guilty and pleaded for the magistrate to temper justice with mercy.
Lead Defence Counsel Mamoud M. Sesay said that the accused had pleaded guilty and shown genuine remorse.
Lawyer Sesay pleaded with the magistrate not to give a custodial sentence but rather impose a minimal fine.
The Magistrate said initially that there was no law and order adding “we want to put an end to lawlessness.”
Giving the ruling Magistrate Kamanda said Aron Williams, David Sesay, Sallieu Sesay charged with unlawful possession should pay a fine of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Leones (Le150,000) or two months imprisonment, while Mohamed Conteh was fined Fifty Thousand (Le50,000) or one month imprisonment and Ibrahim Sesay fined One Hundred Thousand Leones (Le100,000) or one month imprisonment.
By Emmanuella Kallon