Over Le40M Travel Fraud Accused Relocated

By Salifu Conteh

Accused Tagie Turay, who has been fraudulently eliciting money from people all in the name of facilitating travel abroad, is presently incarcerated at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center. The accused is alleged to have collected over forty million Leones (le40.000, 000.00) from different people for the purpose of facilitating their movement to different countries in the world, knowing same to be false.

The accused is arraigned before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No 1 in Freetown with 10 counts of obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 32(1) of the Larceny Act 1916 and unlawful possession contrary to section 33(1) of cap 37 as amended by section 5 of Act No 6 of 1981. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Samuel Kamara is prosecuting the matter while the accused is unrepresented.

According to the Prosecutor, the accused  on the diverse dates of Wednesday 27th of May 2014, 1st to 31st March 2014, 1st to 3oth June 2014, 13th May 2015, 1st to 31st March 2014, 1st to 30th June 2014, and 10th July 2014 at No. 75 Kissy Road, and 58 Bai Bureh Road Freetown, in the Freetown Judicial District, in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, obtained the sum said amount from Abdul Sahid Kamara, James Alpha,and Abu Bakarr Kargbo by falsely pretending to facilitate his movement to Malaysia, and Qatar.

On the counts of unlawful possession, it was alleged that the accused on Friday 27th day of November 2015, at No. 58 Bai Bureh Road, Kissy, Freetown, in the Freetown Judicial District, in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, was found in possession of twenty-four (24) Sierra Leone passports numbers: E0171508 in the name of Aminata Kaniessie, E0199242 in the name  of Regina E Sesay,  Eo289489 in the name of Matami-Max Macauley, E0165228 in the name Sheku Mohamed Sheriff, E0178125 Mohmed Koroma, E0156165 Adasae Kamara, E0179810 Foday Keh Sesay, E0102848 Saio Banngura, E0161772 Ansu Kamara, E0177285 Mustapha Zombo, E0166291 Manso  Koroma, E01798505 Annie Maude Turay, E0151714 Joseph Alpha Koroma, E0179863 Kadiatu Turay, E0189100 Lamin Kallon, E0008049 Kemoh Kamara, E0163120 Serry Kamara, E0156054 Umaru Bangura, E0172123 Saidu Kamara and E0181369 Kandeh S. Bangura suspected to have been unlawfully obtained.

It continued further that the accused on the said date  was also found in possession of one Republic of De Cote D’ivoire passport number 14AF62383 bearing the name Harouna Mohamed Parfait Quattara, and also one Republic of Guinea passport number R047911 bearing the name Bouba Camara, all suspected to be unlawfully obtained.

Meanwhile the accused is remanded in custody and matter continues ojn the 5th January 2016.

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