Thief gets 7-yrs for robbery

Justice Alhaji Momoh Jah Steven of the High Court in Freetown has sentenced Bobson Sesay to seven years imprisonment at the Male Correctional Centre for robbery. The convict was initially charged with two counts by the Sierra Leone Police, contrary to Section (23) (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916 as repealed and replaced by Section 2 of the Statues Criminal Law (Amended) Act of 1971. The convict was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to the offence. According to the Police charge sheet on 24th May 2019 at Kamanda Drive in Rokel, the convict robbed Francis Kalay of a black iPad, Samsung galaxy mobile phone, techno mobile phone and a plasma television worth over Le13 million. On the same day, the convict robbed Henry Yalibay off over Le9 million. After the convict pleaded guilty to the offence, the State lawyer said the maximum punishment for the offence of robbery in Sierra Leone is life imprisonment. Justice Momoh Jah Steven later sentenced the convict to seven years imprisonment taking into effect the time already spent in detention. The matter took under a year to reach its conclusion.

MJB/5/2/20

By Mohamed J. Bah

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