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Le50 Million Bail For Alleged Electricity Theft

Judiciary of Sierra Leone Communications, Pademba Road Magistrate Court No 1, Freetown, 4th August 2021: His Worship Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No 2 has admitted 28-year-old Adama Conteh to bail in the sum of Le50,000,000.

The accused is before the court on preliminary investigations for dishonestly abstracting electricity supply contrary to Section 68 of the National Electricity Supply Act No. 16. of 2011.

The particulars of offence state that the accused on Friday 23rd July, 2021 at No 67 Jalloh Terrace, Kissy in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone fraudulently caused electricity supply to be diverted from the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) to her house.

The accused is also alleged to have been found in possession of one old meter with serial number 98000396964, one old pink and green change-over, one old consumer-unit main switch and a quantity of old cables.

Madam Conteh pleaded not guilty on her arraignment.

Following the bail application of Defence Lawyer I .S .Y Kamara, the accused was admitted to bail and the matter adjourned to 10th August, 2021.

In another matter, two accused persons; Musa Sillah of 9b Black Hall Road and Imran Osman Kamara of 13 Race Course Road, both in the Freetown Judicial District made their first appearance before His Worship Magistrate Sahr Kekura at the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No. 1.

The accused persons were charged with Electricity Theft contrary to Section 68 of the National Electricity Supply Act No. 16. of 2011.

Accused Osman Kamara is alleged to have diverted electricity supply belonging to EDSA to his Barbing Shop located at Jenner Wright Road and Musa Sillah to his house at Black Hall Road.

Both accused persons pleaded not guilty on arraignment.

Magistrate Kekura refused the bail application made by Lawyers representing both accused persons.

While he remanded the accused persons in custody, Magistrate Kekura adjourned the matter to the 6th of august, 2021.

For more information, contact the Judiciary Communications on +23234617548, +23276321184, +23279101086

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