A 45-year old, Pastor Kojo Macauley of Freetown has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by presiding Magistrate Alhaji Sulaiman Koroma in Kenema, on three count charges of fraud.

Pastor Holding Bible

According to the Prosecutor, Constable Fatmata Sillah, from the Legal Justice and Support Department of the Kenema Police Division, the accused, on Saturday 10th October 2016, at 15 Kaifala Drive Kondebotihun, Kenema tried to defraud the Complainant, Abibatu Brima, of Le500,000. She also tried to get Le100,000 from Ishmael Mustapha, Le300,000 from Samuel Kenneth Brima and 150,000 from Juliet Mustapha.

The accused alleged that he came from the office of the Vice President and was sent to the provinces to register groups for a micro loan program. Apparently, he said he’d done similar exercises in Kailahun, Bo and Makeni. He was charged with three count charges of false pretences contrary to section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916.

The Pastor Kojo Macauley was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment each for count one and two and was cautioned and discharged on court three.