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Convict gets six years imprisonment for larceny

By Ibrahim Kabba Turay  

Justice Monfred Sesay  of Freetown High Court No.1 has sentenced 20- year-old Ebu Sawaneh, an electrician, to six years imprisonment at the Pademba Road prison.

The convict made an appearance before the court on a one count charge of larceny in a dwelling house, contrary to Section 13(a) of the Larceny Act 1916.

According to the particulars of offence, the convict, on  March 21st,2022 in Freetown, entered into the dwelling house of Michael Avante and stole therein one safe containing the sum of twenty one thousand United  States Dollars ($21,000),equivalent to the sum of two hundred and ninety four thousand New Leones (Le 294,000), property of the Michael Avante.

The convict pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read and explained to him by the court registrar.

State Prosecutor, D.Sawyer, in her submission, told the court that the convict escaped to Conakry, but later visited the complainant’s residence and apologized that he stole the money and that he was having sleepless night over it.

D. Sawyer said that at the time of his apology the complainant called the police and that he was arrested, adding that the convict did steal the money and pleaded guilty to the offense.

The convict was represented by lawyers from the Legal Aid Board including C. Tucker, I. Bangura and others.

C. Tucker pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy because the convict was a first time offender.

The convict pleaded with the judge that he’s a young and promising man, and promised never to commit such an act again.