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Four accused remanded for theft

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According to a report, Magistrate Sahr Kekura has remanded four accused persons in relation to an alleged theft at the Virtue Funeral Home in Freetown. The accused persons are Abu Bakar Fofanah, Williams Turay, Edward Renner, and Alimamy Sesay. They were involved in the allegation of a huge amount of money that was meant for the running of the home which was stolen from one of the offices. Conspiracy charges have also been included in the count charges levelled. The charge sheet indicated that the accused conspired to steal from the funeral home on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, at Virtue Funeral Home in Kingtom. It was also alleged that the accused broke and entered the office of Dauphine Davies on the same day and place with intent to steal, and stole US$1,200, NLe21,700 in Sierra Leone currency, one musical set valued NLe700, and other valuable items with a combined value of NLe38,700 as alleged. Sergeant Lahai Farma led in evidence and witness Daphny Renner testified by starting off by recognizing the accused in the dock and recalled what transpired on the 14th of October, 2023. The witness testified that on that day, she got a call from the owner of the morgue about breakage and the theft of several items and money, including the salary of one of the workers. She immediately went to the funeral home and on her arrival, she met the fourth accused, Alimamy, who told her that thieves had carted away several valuables and money. She called the security guard, Victor Mannah, who was on duty. The security guard was not aware of what happened, but the fourth accused had explained to him what happened

Witness said she looked in the office and discovered that other items were also missing, and invited police officers who took snapshots of the scene.

The fourth accused, she said, was arrested at the scene and taken to the police station for questioning and the prosecutor, at this point, applied for an adjournment which was granted.

Accused remanded until 30th January, 2024 for continuation of the matter as was reported by Janet A. Sesay.

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