The alleged fraudster is charged with the offence of Obtaining Money by False Pretense which negates Section (32) Sub Section (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916 of the laws of Sierra Leone.
According to the particulars of offence, the alleged fraudster, Alfred Koroma sometime in December 2017 at Dundas Street in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone with intent to defraud obtained the sum of thirty one thousand united state dollars from the complainant Mohamed Sallieu Jalloh.
The charged sheet indicated that accused person collected the said amount from the complainant with the pretext that he has huge amount of money in Malaysia and wanted to transfer it to Sierra Leone knowing same to false.
The alleged fraudster Alfred Koroma was arrested on 6th February 2019 by Detective Inspector B A Munu within the jurisdiction of Sierra Leone, and that the amount in question allegedly stolen by accused person is equivalent to sum of two hundred and fifty four million, two hundred thousand Leones.
But when the matter was mentioned for hearing, the prosecution could not produce a single witness for his or her testimony and Magistrate Hannah Bonnie wasted no time to adjourn the matter to Thursday 7th March this year.
In another development, High Court judge, Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu on Monday 4th March 2019 could not also proceed with matters relating to various capital and other felonious offences alleged committed by the respective accused persons on trial.
This was due to the conspicuous absence of various jurors who had been empalled to assist the court to determine stockpile of cases under adjudication.
In light of the above, Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu adjourned the matters that came up for hearing to Monday 11th March 2019.