An Indian businessman in Freetown, Lalif Mul Chard, faces charges of Obtaining Credit by False Pretence contrary to the Larceny act of 1916 before Magistrate Albert Moody at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court in Freetown.

Mul Chad is accused in eight separate files of obtaining credit from business people in Freetown. He has been in custody at the Correctional Centre for four months.

In one of the files, the accused on 22 May 2017, obtain 50 boxes of Caprisun juice worth Le850,000 from Abdul Rhaman Jalloh.

On his appearance before the Magistrate on Friday 22 September 2017, he was convicted on this file and sentenced to one year in the Correctional Centre while he undergoes trial on the remaining files.

Meanwhile, his defence counsel has applied that the remaining files be consolidated in the interest of justice. The matter was adjourned to 10 October 2017 for the prosecution to reply to the defence’s application.