By Feima Sesay
Abdul Rahman Bayoh, a Security was on Friday 11th November 2022 sent to prison by Magistrate Mark Ngegba of Pademba Road court No.1 over an alleged theft of cement blocks at IPAM.
The accused who made his first appearance in court was arraigned on one count charge of Larceny contrary to section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.
According to the particulars of offence on a date between 1st September to 5th October 2022, at the institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) site, Bureh Town in the western rural in Freetown, did steal sixteen thousand five hundred hollow cement blocks valued two hundred and ninety-seven thousand new Leones(297,000) property belonging to the institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) whilst in custody of Adetola Otufowora
The charge was read and explained to the accused person and he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor APS I. S Mansaray informed the court that his witnesses were absent and therefore could not proceed with the matter in the circumstance and thereby sought for an adjournment to subpoena them.
Counsel representing the accused person, A.R Kargbo, applied for bail on behalf of the accused pursuant to section 79 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Act No.32 of 1965.
Magistrate Ngegba however refused bail on the grounds that he wanted to hear the evidence and the matter was adjourned to the 18th November 2022.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ibrahim S Mansaray is Prosecuting the matter.