By Shadrach Aziz Kamara
Magistrate Sahr Kekura presiding over Magistrate Court No.1 has remanded in custody one Juliet Nazal for allegedly defrauding one Samson Shallop the sum of one billion three hundred and fourteen million Leones.
According to the particulars of offense, on Wednesday 13th October 2021, at Zenith Bank Headquarters, Rawdon Street, the accused knowingly issued a Zenith Bank cheque dated 13th October 2021 with serial number 1474415 with face value of one billion three hundred and fourteen million Leones ( Le 1, 314,000,000).
The accused on the same date and place, issued a cheque to the complainant, with face value one hundred and sixty-two million Leones (Le 162,000,000) against insufficient fund and endorsed deposit slip with serial number 2487321 with face value of one billion three hundred and fourteen million Leones purporting that same has been paid to an account number 6010181380, knowing same to be false.
Also, the accused induced Dauda Soriba Kamara to prepare slip with serial number 2487319, with face value of one billion three hundred and fourteen million Leones, to an account number 6010120551, knowing same to be false.
The Defense Counsel I. F. Sawaneh, applied for bail for his client, citing section 79 of the Criminal Procedures Act No. 32 of 1965 but the State Prosecutor opposed to the bail application.
Based on the seriousness of the offense, Magistrate Kekura remanded the accused to the Male Correctional Services and the matter was adjourned to 4th November, 2021.