Fake Leones In Town -2 Remanded

 

Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Principal Magistrate Court No. 1 on Friday, 14th September, 2018 ordered the remand of one Yusuf Koroma and Vandy Koroma aged 22 and 20 respectively for being in possession of fake Leones.

According to the indictment, the accused were arraigned before the court on three counts charge ranging from conspiracy, possession of counterfeit notes to altering, contrary to Sections 8(1) and 6(1) of the Forgery Act of 1913.

In the charge sheet, police alleged that the accused on the 11th of August, 2018 at the Richard Allen School in the East of the city were found in possession of forged bank notes with ten thousand Leones note altered, knowing same to be false.

The police continued that they have in their possession eight hundred and ninety thousand Leones (Le890,000) of the said forged notes as exhibit. The accused made their first appearance in court following a thorough investigation conducted by the police.

Section 6(1) of the Forgery Act states that any person who alters any document, seal or die shall be guilty of an offence of the like degree (whether felony or misdemeanor) and on conviction thereof shall be liable to the same punishment as if he himself had forged the document, seal or die.

Section 8(1) states that every person shall be guilty of felony and on conviction thereof shall be liable to penal servitude for any term not exceeding fourteen years who without lawful authority or excuse the proof whereof shall lie on the accused purchase or received from any person or has in his custody or possession, a forged bank note, knowing the same to be forged.