FOUR PEOPLE DETAINED IN Bo for Conspiracy & Riotous conduct

the arrested people

By Pat Kawa in Bo

Four accused persons Mohamed Koroma, Abdulai Tarawalie, Ibrahim Conteh, and Mohamed Conteh was on Tuesday 20th  September 2011 made their first appearance at the Magistrate Court in Bo presided over by Principal Magistrate Mohamed Momoh Jah Stevens on a- five- count- indictment.

According to the prosecution led by P/C 8378 Nugbama S.S the four accused persons were charged with conspiracy, riotous conduct, threatening comments, public insults, provocation and disorderly behaviour.


Statement of indictment states that, on Monday 19th September 2011 alongMahie Boima Road in Bo, the four accused persons conspired with other unknown persons to commit a crime to wit riotous conduct, conspiracy contrary to section 1968 as replaced by Act no. 15 of 1973. The accused persons pleaded not guilty.

In his testimony in court, the Principal Witness Inspector Augustine Kabbia, in charge of operations and Commander attached to the Bo police Division explained that on Monday 19th September 2011 while on Police Patrol with a team of personal in the city of Bo, he received distress calls from the public that a group of young men referring to the accused persons, terrorizing and disquieting peaceful civilians at Bo No 2 axis causing panic among civilians in that part of the city.

Inspector Kabbia told the court that the Police team wasted no time in calling for reinforcement of some SSD’s personnel among them was P/C 9582 Mulu and Sergeant 822 Nabieu to where they received the distress call at Bo No. 2 section. He explained that they saw the four accused persons among a huge crowd along Ngalu road behaving in a disorderly manner that left the people running helter- skelker.

According to Inspector Kabbia, before they disembarked from the vehicle, the third accused Ibrahim Conteh and the fourth accused person Mohamed Conteh started using unprinted languages on the team especially on P/C 9582 Mulu. The Police Inspector told the court that he tried to stop the accused persons, but they refused his advice and started calling them useless Police officers and forced some bike riders present to take them away from the scene of action. He further explained that they immediately informed the Assistant Inspector General of Police, David Sesay, the Local Unit Commander Thophilus Senesie and the Resident Minister South, Mr. Moijueh Kaikai about the ugly situation. He said when the accused persons noticed that they were communicating with the authorities, they moved to the APC burnt Party Office along Mahie Boima Road. Inspector Kabbia said they traced the accused persons at the Party Office where they met AIG David Sesay, who advised them to avoid confrontation and further admonished them to be peaceful and law abiding. He said while the AIG was admonishing the accused persons they insulted on the AIG.

Inspector Kabbia claimed that the accused persons attempted to rush on the AIG when they arrested all four of them during which, the AIG David Sesay professionally removed a knife from the pockets of one of the accused persons. He informed the court that the accused were taken to the Eastern Police Station along the Bo- Kenema Highway where they were detained and later charged to court.

All the accused persons have been granted bail in the sum of Five Million Leones each with one surety in like sum. The Sureties should be a house owner and the title deeds to be surrendered in court and sureties must produce a recent National I.D card or national Passport to be submitted to the court for the bail to be approved.

The accused persons were represented by Lawyer M. Bawoh. The matter was adjoined to September 28th 2011. However, none of the accused persons fulfilled the bail condition and have been remanded in custody at the Bo Maximum Prisons.

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