A staff at the United States Embassy in Freetown, Feimata Kanneh and two others have been implicated in a lacrceny matter presently before the court.
The particulars of offence is that Franklyn Kamara, Abdul Rahman Sesay and Feimata Kanneh on Thursday the 25th February 2021, at Wash Car Grafton in the Waterloo Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, conspired together with other persons unknown to commit a crime, to wit Larceny.
The CASE NAME: ’Inspector General of Police vs Franklyn Kamara, Abdul Rahman Sesay and Feimata Kanneh on Two Count Charges..
COUNT I: Conspiracy contrary to law
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
That you Franklyn Kamara, Abdul Rahman Sesay and Feimata Kanneh on Thursday the 25th February 2021 at Wash Car Grafton in the Waterloo Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone conspired together with other person unknown to commit a crime, to wit Larceny.
COUNT II: Larceny contrary to section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE:
That you Franklyn Kamara, Abdul Rahman Sesay and Feimata Kanneh on Thursday the 25th February 2021 at No. 22 Sahr Doe Drive, Grafton Village in the Waterloo Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, did steal one (1) Android Mobile phone marked Samsung Note Three (3) valued Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Leones (Le 3,500,000/00) property of Sahr Doe.
The matter was Prosecuted by ASP T.M. Bangura in association with Lawyer Quadic Bangura, Whilst Lawyer Conteh and Macfoy appeared for the defence. When the charges were put to them in court, the first accused, Franklyn Kamara, pleaded guilty to all the charges, but the second and third accused persons pleaded not guilty.
The prosecution witnesses numbers one, two and three (PW 1,2 & 3) had testified on previous proceedings. So on Tuesday the 30th of March, 2021, when counsel for the 2nd and 3rd accused persons started to cross examining PW 1, it was revealed that the 3rd accused person was the ex wife of the complainant (PW 1). Thus, in his wisdom, Magistrate Abu Bakarr Bangura remitted the matter to his Chambers to the exclusion of the media for a continuation of the proceedings. When the proceedings ended in Chambers, it was discovered that the matter was adjourned to the 2nd of April, 2021
Inspector Richard Lebbie, a Police Investigator attached to the Grafton Police Station, on Tuesday 13th April 2021, appeared before Magistrate Abu Bakarr Bangura of the Waterloo Magistrate Court as a third Prosecution Witness (PW3) in a matter of conspiracy contrary to Law and larceny contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916, involving three Accused Persons, a staff of the United States of America Embassy in Sierra Leone, Feimatta Kanneh and two others (Franklyn Kamara and Abdul Rahman Sesay).
The Police Investigator was led in evidence by the lead Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) T.M. Bangura in association with Lawyer Quadic Bangura.
The witness told the court that he recognized the third Accused Person and recalled on 29th March 2021, when he was on duty at the Grafton Police Station. He said he invited the third Accused Person who reported at the station voluntarily and obtained a voluntary statement from her after she had been cautioned and questioned, furthering that the Third Accused Person, Feimata Kanneh later signed after she admitted to the statement obtained from her was true.
Inspector Lebbie further revealed that on the same date he also obtained a charge statement from the Third Accused Person before referring charges of conspiracy and larceny. The two statements obtained and Charge Statement tendered in court were witnessed by Inspector J.F. Sulaiman of the Grafton Police Station. He told the court that during his investigation, he also obtained statements from Hawa Koroma and Brian Michael Koroma, which were also tendered in court to form part of the pieces of evidence by the Prosecuting Team.
Led in evidence during cross-examination by Lawyer Macfoy, Counsel for the 2nd and 3rd Accused Persons, the witness told the court that the Complainant, Sahr Doe, never said anything about the 3rd Accused Person during investigations. The matter was adjourned to Monday 26th April 2021 for further cross-examination of Inspector Lebbie.