Sierra Leone: Suckling Mother Gets Le 100 Million Bail Over Allegation Of Illegally Abstracting Electricity.
By Lamrana Barrie
Isatu Marrah, a suckling mother was granted Le 100 million bail after she was brought before Magistrate Kekura at the Freetown magistrate court No. 1 in the on-going early investigation on allegations of illegally abstracting electricity.
On the 3rd July, 2021, at black hall road Freetown police alleged that the accursed persons fraudulently used electricity supply from the electricity Distribution and supply Authority. To be diverted to the said house, within Black Hall Road, The accused persons have appeared six times before Magistrate Kekura on one count of using electricity supply contrary to section 68, of the national electricity Act No. 16 of 2011.
Marrah was granted bail after his lawyer Pujeh told Magistrate Kekura that the second accused Isatu Marrah is a suckling mother with a three month old baby and both of them are seriously sick and need proper medication. He said they will only have access to a doctor if Marrah is granted bail, he further said that his client will always be available when needed at court.
Magistrate Kekura said that the surety must be a resident in Freetown and should produce identification card of his or her address and the bail bond should be approved by the Deputy Assistant Register.
Magistrate Kekura granted the bail with Le 100 million plus one surety who must be an elderly person and a responsible citizen. But Ramatu Turay, Mohamed Kamara, Mohamed Santigie Kamara, Abdul Kassim Komeh and Sallieu and Ibrahim kamara with who they were jointly charge to the male and female correctional centre in Freetown.
This matter was prosecuted by ASP Ibrahim S. Mansaray. Magistrate Kekura adjourned the matter to Friday 23rd July 2021 for further hearing.