60 year old Daniel James Macarthy, Abubakarr Dumbuya aged 51 and Edward Nyumah Amara who were apprehended by Police on 15th November 2016 at Kailahun District for allegedly pilfering Free Health Care drugs were yesterday remanded by Magistrate Binneh Kamara of Court No.1 in Freetown. The three accused persons were arraigned in Court on three Count Charges of Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Defraud and Larceny by Servant contravening the laws of Sierra Leone.
According PW1, a Nursing Aide, with eight years working experience at the Kailahun Government Hospital, Mohammed Sherriff, who was testifying in Court said while at the Government Hospital the 1st accused departed for Freetown and he later received directive which he acted upon, that is to remove some drugs from the dispensary. He continued that he took some drugs from the dispensary to the Storekeeper and the third accused prepared a drug form while there were some other drugs in the store. Sherriff added that he then went back to the dispensary room and was later invited to the Police Station where he made a statement.
It was detailed that Daniel James Macarthy, Abubakarr Dumbuya and Edward Nyumah Amara on 22nd October 2016, at the Kailahun Government Hospital, Kailahun Township, being "clerks or servants" employed by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation stole assorted Free Medical Drugs, properties owned by the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The Presiding Magistrate ordered that all the accused persons be remanded at the Male Correctional Centre. The matter was prosecuted by State Counsel J.N.S Bull Esq and N. Rogers while B. Koroma Esq defended. The case was adjourned to the 23rd November 2016. In another issue, a Sierra Leonean born US Citizen, Denis Johnson, was yesterday arraigned before the Presiding Magistrate of Court No.7, Ladonnette Macaulay, for allegedly defrauding one Umu Timbo the sum of 13,000 USD.
The accused was brought before the Court on two Count Charges of Obtaining Money by False Pretence and Fraudulent Conversion contravening the laws of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Prosecuting Counsel Dolleh requested for an adjournment date for him to present his case. He also objected to bail after the Defense Counsel Pious Sesay had applied citing Section 79 of the CPA. The accused was later granted Twenty Million Leones bail with two sureties.
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