In fastracking the Call–Over Session, the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay has sentenced one Amadu Bangura alias Rasta to four years imprisonment for the offence of Larceny from Person, contrary to Section (14) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
The Particulars of Offence state that the convict stole a hand bag from the complainant, Hawa Sowa containing the sum of one million, five hundred thousand Leones.
He committed the said offence on 7th August 2019, at Waterloo in the outskirts of Freetown and was subsequently arrested and charged to court, after which he was committed to stand trial in the High Court.
When the charge was put to the convict, Amadu Bangura alias Rasta, he pleaded guilty and later begged the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay to tamper justice with mercy.
In her plea of mitigation on behalf of the convict, lawyer Cecilia Tucker told the court that she is aware of the fact that the convict committed a very serious offence, but that the Judge should also take into cognizance the fact that the convict is a young man and has learnt his lesson.
She stated that the time the convict had spent in remand would serve as an advice and a note of caution to him and the need for him to turn over a new page.
The State was represented by Barrister Joseph Sesay from the Law Officer’s Department.
In another development, Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay has also remanded Sheriff Kargbo for the offence of Larceny from Person, contrary to Section (14) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
He stole a bag containing one Samsung mobile phone, one wrist watch, lip sticks, tooth picks, one DVD player and other assorted items, all to the total value of eight hundred and fifteen thousand Leones, property of the complainant, Hawanatu Kanu.
The convict, Sheriff Kargbo pleaded guilty to the charge, but his lawyer, Cecilia Tucker canvassed the presiding judge to tamper justice with mercy when handing down judgment.
Hon Justice Alusine Sesay adjourned the matter to Thursday 15th December this year for sentencing.