The High Court Judge in Freetown Hon. Justice Musu D. Kamara yesterday (Tuesday January 26, 2016) convicted and sentenced one James Kabia to three years imprisonment to be run consecutively after pleading guilty for breaking and entering into the store of Ibrahim Kamara and carted away with properties worth eight million three hundred and sixty thousand Leones.
The convict was indicated for the offence of store breaking and larceny more that two years ago.
The State prosecutor Lawyer Morie Lengor Esq, stated that the convicted accused on the 11th December 2013 in Freetown broke and entered the store of the complainant Ibrahim Kamara and stole one ban machine value four million, one drilling machine of the value of two million, one barrel share paper of the value of one million eight hundred thousand Leones, 2 Qulink stabilizers value two hundred and forty thousand Leones, one stack stabilizer value one hundred and twenty thousand Leones and one extractor fan value two hundred thousand Leones all to the total value of Le8, 360,00o.
Explaining his ordeal to the Judge, the convict informed the court that he was now tired with lives in prison and is pleading guilty to the crime because he can no longer cope coming to court and going back to prison.
He said he had suffered for far too longer and was ready to face his fate and therefore rendered a guilty plea.
Asked whether he wish to change or maintain his guilty plea, he emphasized in the affirmative saying “I am guilty my Lord have mercy on me and jail me now rather that adjourning my matter”. Adding, “I am tired of coming and going and I am sorry for committing the said crime I promise it will not happen again”.
Meanwhile, Justice Musu Kamara in her judgment ordered that the convict is to serve a total term of three years at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre. The number of years and months spent on remand to be considered as part of the three years jail term, She noted.