Magistrate Hadiru Daboh, at the Ross Road Magistrate Court No.3, has sentenced twenty eight (28) years old Abu Dumbuya (a driver) to four years imprisonment or pay an alternative fine of twelve million eight hundred thousand Leones (Le12, 800,000) to the complainant.
The accused is arraigned before the court for the offence of fraudulent conversion, which is contrary to Section 20 of the Larceny Act of 1916.
According to the charge sheet, Abu Dumbuya, sometimes in May 2021, at Leocem Cement Factory, Cline Town in Freetown, fraudulently converted two hundred bags of cement to his own use, which cement is valued at twelve million eight hundred thousand Leones (Le12,800,000). These bags of cement were entrusted to him by Mbalu Conteh (complainant) for the purpose of delivery.
When the charge was put to the accused, he pleaded guilty of the offence. Sergeant 8967 Margai J. is prosecuting the matter.