By Isabella Cassell
The Presiding Magistrate at Pademba Road Court №2, Marke Ngegba has on Monday October 21, 2019, remanded four accused persons, Ibrahim Kargbo, Bockarie Bawoh, Jonathan Foday and James Davies for robbery.
The accused persons who made their fifth appearance before the Magistrate were arrested on August 8, 2019 by Detective Police Constable (DPC) 9920 Kargbo M.
The four accused persons were arraigned on a count charge of robbery with aggravation. It was alleged that on Friday August 8, 2019 at along Dundas Street, Freetown they allegedly conspired with other persons unknown and robbed Mabel Kailie of her property.
While testifying in court, PW2 Issa Kargbo recognized the complainant and the fourth accused person (James Davies), and recalled the day of the incident.
In his testimony, he said on that day he was walking along Charles Street when he heard PW1 (Complainant) shouting for help, indicating that they should chase a taxi which she was in because they have stolen from her.
Kargbo said that there were some bike riders around who chased after the taxi along Campbell Street, and they captured the fourth accused. He said after they had captured the fourth accused, the taxi drove off.
He said that a policeman met them at the scene and escorted them to the Adelaide Street Police Station.
He told the court that while the Police Officers were taking statements from the accused, one of the bike riders came and informed them that they had caught the other three accused who had earlier escaped with the taxi.
He said the rider informed them that the other three accused were taken to the Central Police Station, and upon that information the fourth accused was also transferred to the Central Police Station where statements were obtained from them.
The Witness said he also made statements at the Police Station.
The matter was prosecuted by Inspector Karku, while M.S Charles Esq. was representing the accused persons.
The matter has been adjourned to November 5, 2019.