By Dauda Koroma
About a dozen of the company’s marketers are facing multiple charges of fraud at various magistrate courts.
On Sept. 11, eight of the company’s workers were arraigned on eleven counts of conspiracy and fraud before the Principal Magistrate Mark Ngegba. In this case, the prosecution alleged that the accused persons defrauded the complaints a total of Le140 million by falsely pretending that they would emigrate them to Canada and Australia respectively.
On Oct. 3, Magistrate Peter Gogra issued a bench warrant for one of QNET’s staff, Abdul Turay, for failing to appear before the court to answer to charges of fraud brought against him by the police. In this case, the police alleged that Turay, acting in his official capacity as QNET employee, obtained the sum of Le10 million from Sylvester Moses by falsely pretending to facilitate the latter’s travel to overseas. The warrant is being enforced.
Today, 52-year-old Alie Koroma, marketer for QNET, and Ibrahim Koroma, an electrician, were brought before Magistrate Isata Sellu Tucker on charges of fraud. They are alleged to have conspired together and defrauded a lady named Jeneba Conteh. Both men are charged with obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 32 (1) of the Larceny Act 1916.
According to the Particulars of Offence, the two collected Le9 million from Madam Jeneba under the pretext that they would relocate Jeneba’s daughter to Dubai. They were denied bail.
This press has also been notified of similar allegations against QNET employees in provincial towns and cities.