A 27 year old diamond miner Musa Fofanah of Sandeyama section Tongo field in the Lower Bambara chiefdom Kenema judicial district in the eastern province of the republic of Sierra Leone has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for destroying Sierra Leone’s currency when he made his last appearance in the Magistrate Court in Kenema before the Presiding Magistrate Alhaji Sulaiman Koroma.

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According to the prosecutor PC 4654 Watta Bakarr of the Legal Justice and Support Department of the Kenema police division the accused person on Monday 2nd May 2016 at Sandeyama section Tongo field in the Lower Bambara chiefdom assaulted police sergeant 6529 Maturi Tamba Moses while executing his official duty contrary to section 39 of the police Act no 7 of 1964.

He was also charged for malicious damage contrary to section 51 of the malicious damage Act of 1861.

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The particulars of offence are that Musa Fofanah on Monday 2nd May 2016 at Sandeyama section in Tongo field in the Lower Bambara maliciously damaged a 5,000 Leones note property of the state. He was then arrested and taken to the police station for questioning and later charged to court.

The accused pleaded guilty on count two for damage of the 5,000 Leones note and not guilty on count one which is assault on police, and was then sent to the correctional centre in Kenema.