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Two indictments preferred on Sierra Leone Commercial Bank and Kenema City Council staff

Two indictments preferred on Sierra Leone Commercial Bank and Kenema City Council staff

Ivorra Kada, an employee of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited has been indicted on a twenty-one (21) count charge by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on the 5th of November 2012.

The ACC has also indicted five public officers in Kenema on a twenty-eight count charge: Abubakarr Sidique Turay, the accountant at Kenema City Council (KCC), Edward Kargbo, the expenditure clerk KCC, Moses Khroma (alias M.O. Jah), the transport officer KCC, Lamin Lumeh Mansaray the Regional Librarian of the Sierra Leone Library Board, Kenema and Matthew Amara Sesay a social worker of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs (MSWGCA) were also indicted by the ACC for corruption related offences.

The indictment against Ivorra Kada alleges the misappropriation of Public Funds in excess of Le 400,000,000 (four hundred million leones) from the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.

Whilst, Abubakar Sidique Turay, Edward Kargbo, Moses Khroma (Alias M.O. Jah), Lamin Lumeh Mansaray and Matthew Amara Sesay were indicted on charges relating to the misappropriation of public funds amounting to Le 31,311,500(thirty one million three hundred and eleven thousand five hundred leones and abuse of office.

In another development, one Brima Bah a postmaster at the Sierra Leone Postal Service (SALPOST) was on Monday 5Tth November 2012, convicted on one count of misappropriation of public revenue. Mr. Bah had pleaded guilty and was fined thirty million leones Le 30,000,000 or three years imprisonment by the Hon Mr. Justice John Bosco Katutsi, whilst the ACC was represented by Ady Macauley Esq.

The Commission wishes to reassure the general public of its continued resolve in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone.

ACC Commission

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