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Sierra Leone News: No bail for slipper trader accused of not paying debt

On 12 October, 2018, at Guard Street in Freetown, Kadiatu Thoronka, a businesswoman, allegedly obtained 90 dozen pairs of assorted slippers from Victoria Fofanah, a slipper wholesaler. According to Fofanah, the accused was a customer. In October 2018, the accused took 90 dozen pairs of slippers worth Le6,300,000, on credit, and promised to pay Fofanah for the slippers within a day or two. Thoronka did not pay Fofanah for the slippers. Thoronka was arrested and charged with one count of Obtaining Goods by False Pretense contrary to the Larceny Act, 1916. At the Pademba Road Magistrate Court on Wednesday 15 May 2019, the accused denied the allegation. She had no legal representation and was not granted bail. Thoronka was remanded to the Female Correctional Centre.

EBD/15/5/19

By Edna Browne-Dauphine

Thursday May 16, 2019.

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