By Janet A. Sesay
Saffa Musa, a security guard employed by Pendrax Security Company, was brought yesterday again before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of Court No.1, Pademba Road in Freetown, allegedly for deceiving the court that he had over one million Leones Africell Money in his phone.
The accused, Saffa Musa, on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, made his last appearance before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie on a count of obtaining money by false pretenses, contrary to Section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
According to the charge sheet, the accused, Saffa Musa, on Saturday 8th August 2020, at Kissy Freetown, through Africell Money transaction, using Africell Sim 088-297794, with intent to defraud, obtained one million six hundred thousand Leones from Mohamed Conteh by falsely pretending that he had the said sum in his Africell money account, which is known to be false.
In her judgment, Magistrate Bonnie said the prosecutor, Sergeant 8998 Kadie Taylor, led witnesses who have given sufficient evidence against the convict. She therefore stated that, looking at those evidences, the accused was guilty of the offence. He was sentenced to six months without any alternative.