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Three public officers in Eastern region indicted on corruption offences

Three public officers in Eastern region indicted on corruption offences

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has on Friday 19th October, 2012 filed three indictments in the High Court in Kenema presided over by Hon. Justice Deen Tarawallie.

The indicted persons are:

  1. Josephine Happiness Gladys Koroma, Principal of the Holy Rosary Junior Secondary School and Patrick Mohamed Tanga, Finance Officer of the Holy Rosary Junior Secondary School, Kenema.  The two persons are charged with the offence of misappropriation of  public funds amounting to Le83,821,631 (Eighty Three Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty One Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty One Leones), contrary to section 36(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
  2. Sheik Ishmael Jabatti Massaquoi, Education Secretary of the United Muslim Association Mission (UMA), Eastern Region.  He is charged with the offence of misappropriation of public funds contrary to section 36(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
  3. Patrick Borbor, Head of the Peripheral Health Unit, Njagbema Village, Kono District.  He is charged with the offences of misappropriation of donor properties meant for the people of Sierra Leone, contrary to section 37 (2) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.  Patrick Borbor is yet to be apprehended.
  4. Meanwhile Josephine Happiness Gladys Koroma and Sheik Ishmeal Massaquoi have been arrested and put on bail in the sum of Le200,000,000 (Two Hundred Million Leones) or property in like sum located in Kenema City.

It will be recalled that since the commencement of the ACC operations in Sierra Leone, this is the first time an indictment has been preferred against public officials in the Eastern Region.

Signed:.Shollay Davies, Director, Public Education and Outreach Department
Management of Anti-Corruption Commission Sierra Leone

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