Accountant On Remand for Degree Scam


By Feima Sesay

 Abdulai Turay an Accountant working for a Chinese Company call CGC situated in Guinea Forechariah was yesterday sent to prison by Magistrate Mark Ngegba for allegedly obtaining NLe 7, 000 from Abibatu Tarawalie and Jonathan Daniel Kamara on the pretext that he will help them get Masters’ Degree at Ngaja University.

The accused is charge with two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to Section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

According to the charge sheet on count 1, the accused Abdulai Turay between the 1 February to 31 March 2023, at Freetown, with intent to defraud obtained the sum of four thousand Leones from Abibatu Tarawalie by falsely pretending that he would offer her a scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree at Njala University, known it to be false.

Police alleged on count 2 that, the accused on the same date and place with intent to defraud obtained the sum of three thousand Leones from Jonathan Daniel Kamara working for National Revenue Authority by falsely pretending that he would offer him a scholarship to pursue his Master degree at Njala University, which is known to be false.

When the charges were put to the accused he pleaded not guilty and no legal representation was made on his behalf

Magistrate Ngegba however remanded the accused in custody until the 23 May 2023. Police Sergeant 9939 Lahai M is Prosecuting the matter.


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