Theft at Saint Peters Church, 6 in Custody

Six accused persons, Tungie Thomas, Emmanuel Vandi, Muctarr Duwai, Abdul Bangura, Alie Bangura and Jonathan Gilpin Macfoy, on Friday 17 August 2018 were arraigned before Magistrate Sahr Kekura of Court No. 1 at Pademba Road on three counts of receiving stolen goods contrary to Section 33 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916, conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to law, and sacrilege contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act 1916.

 

According to the indictment on count 1, all accused persons on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Saint Peters West African Methodist Church at Main Motor Road Congo Town in Freetown conspired together and with other persons unknown to commit a felony, to wit sacrilege.

On count 2, according to the indictment all accused persons did steal, on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Saint Peters West African Methodist Church at Main Motor Road Congo Town in Freetown, church properties including an electronic key board, electronic mixer, one amplifier set, one mix receiver, one DVD player set, two voltage regulator and one 7.5 KVA generator all to the total value of twenty million nine hundred thousand Leones, being property of the Saint Peters West African Methodist Church at Main Motor Road Congo Town in Freetown.

On count 3, according to the indictment, Abdul Bangura on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at No. 8 White Street Brookfields, Freetown, did received one KVA generator from Tungie Thomas which is known to have been stolen.

On count 4, according to the indictment, Alie Bangura on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at No. 8 White Street Brookfields, Freetown, did receive one electronic key board which is known to have been stolen.

On count 5, according to the indictment, Jonathan Gilpin Macfoy on Sunday 28 January 2018 at No. 25 High Broad Street Freetown Murray Town in Freetown did received one electronic mixer valued five million Leones from Tungie Thomas which is known to have been stolen.

The accused persons were refused bail and remanded in custody until the 24 August 2018. Sergeant Sellu Tap is prosecuting the matter.

on 18 August 2018