By Janet A. Sesay
22 year old driver who identifies himself as John Koroma was yesterday sentenced to three years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty, before Justice Reginald Fynn of the Freetown High Court during the Criminal session, of the offenses of store breaking and larceny.
The accused was standing trial on a count of store breaking and larceny, which are both contrary to section 26(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
The charge sheet stated that the accused, on 11th July 2020 at Waterloo, with intent to steal, broke and entered into the store of Alhassan Kamara and stole a 49 inches plasma television, which is valued at three million, five hundred thousand Leones and one drum valued at five hundred thousand Leones,
After the charges were read to the accused he pleaded guilty to the offense.
Defense Counsel Cecilia Tucker, in her plea of mitigation on behalf of the accused, canvassed the Judge to temper justice with mercy on the accused. This is because the accused did not waste the precious time of the court. According to her, the accused was remorseful for the action.
When asked by the Judge, regarding what he did with the plasma television and drum, the accused replied that the plasma television is presently at the Waterloo Police Station, but added that he sold the drum and ate the money.
The accused pleaded with the Judge to temper justice with mercy on him. Justice Reginald Fynn however sentenced him to three years imprisonment.