The Particulars of the Offence stated that she is alleged to have conspired together with other persons unknown to convert a government vehicle to her own personal use and benefit.
In his testimony, detective police constable Andrew Konneh informed the count that he is attached to the Government Vehicle Recovery Unit at the Criminal Investigation Department at Pademba Road in Freetown.
He recalled the incident of 1st May 2018, adding that on the aforementioned date, he was on duty at Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter in Freetown, when officials of the Government Vehicle Recovery Unit, received intelligence that the accused person had converted a government vehicle to her own use and benefit.
As a result, he went on, officials of the unit obtained statement from witnesses, and on 2 May 2018, a team of detectives led by D.A. Sesay invited the accused person for questioning, before the unit was able to access certain documents relating to the vehicle in question with Reg. No: ANK 889.
According to detective police constable, Andrew Konneh, officers at the Government Vehicle Recovery Unit were able to access the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority vehicle owner’s registration card, including additional documents from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation.
He continued to inform the court that they also laid hands on a copy of the Government of Sierra Leone list of Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles with serial numbers manufactured back in 2017, and that these documents are in the custody of the police.
The witness further told the court that on 22 May 2018, he together with detective police constable 8831 Kamara F. obtained contemporaneous interview statement from the accused person by observing the judges’ rule, before she validated her interview statement by signing it in her own handwriting, after accepting it to be true and correct.
On the 7 June 2018, the witness said he charged accused person Kadijatu Sesay with the offences of Conspiracy to Defraud, Larceny by Servant and Fraudulent Conversion, contrary to law.
The accused person was defended by Lawyer B. Koroma. The matter was prosecuted by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ibrahim S. Mansaray
The matter comes up again tomorrow Tuesday 24 July.