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Military Court Martial Imprisons Two Soldiers in Sierra Leone
By Bintu Aminata Sesay
Feb 22, 2010, 00:37

Two military personnel serving in the Maritime Wing of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) have been sentenced to serve two and one year jail terms respectively in the Pademba Road Prison in Freetown.

A press release issued by the Joint Force Command Headquarters on Friday 19th February 2010 explained that the two officers, Lieutenant Commander Philip Junior Bob Yokie and Sub-Lieutenant David Sahr Kamanda were sentenced on the 11th February 2010 by the Military Court Martial Court, after being convicted of misappropriation of fuel allocated to Government Wharf Maritime Wing Base in Freetown.

Lieutenant Commander Philip Junior Bob Yokie and Sub-Lieutenant David Sahr Kamanda were found guilty of offences ranging from conspiracy to commit felony to fraudulent conversion, contrary to Section 17 of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Act, 1961.

The two officers retrieved 2000 (Two Thousand) gallons of diesel from the Kissy Terminal Fuel Depot and conspired to divert 1000 (One Thousand) gallons of the said diesel for personal use.

In another development, a Warrant Officer Class 2. Ngaimoh Konjoh of 5th Brigade has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to four count charges.

The Warrant Officer was charged for assaulting and mercilessly beating a female soldier, Private Aminata Mansaray of the same Brigade in November 2008.



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