Le50m bail for alleged $8,000 car theft

Mohamed Alhaji Kargbo was granted Le50 million bail after it was alleged that he stole a vehicle worth $8,000 USD. Kargbo was arraigned before Magistrate Marke Ngegba at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 2 on Pademba Road in Freetown, on the 13th January 2020. Kargbo was charged with fraudulent Conversion contrary to Section 20 of the Larceny Act of 1916. Police allege in January 2016, Kargbo stole a Mazda vehicle, which was entrusted to him for sale by complainant, Adama Ansu. According to Adama, he handed over two vehicles which were sent to him by his brother overseas for sale. Ansu said he gave one Mazda and one Acura vehicle for the purpose of sale. She said Kargbo only turned in the money for the Acura vehicle, but failed to produce the $8,000 USD for the Mazda. Anssu said someone else at her workplace showed interest in the vehicle. She therefore asked Kargbo to return the vehicle, but Kargbo failed to do so. She revealed that Kargbo later told her that he had taken the person who took the vehicle to the police. Ansu said ever since he received Le8 million from Kargbo, he had not received anything. It is a civil matter, therefore the defendant was Mohamed Alhaji Kargbo, while the respondent was Adama Ansu. Magistrate Marke Ngegba granted bail in the sum of Le50 million to Kargbo and adjourned the matter to 30th January 2020.

SKS/13/1/20

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