Former VP Victor Foh Back in Court
The erstwhile Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh (in photo) and others will make third appearance today, Friday September 28th 2018 in the High Court of Sierra Leone on Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown.
The other accused persons comprised erstwhile Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources and Deputy Chairman and Leader of the APC, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, former Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President, Mohamed Alie Bah, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs, Abubakarr Carew and Social Worker Ibrahim Fackeh Conteh are to answer to eight counts of conspiracy to commit corruption offences, engaging in a project without prior planning contrary to the Anti Corruption Act of 20018, misappropriation of public funds and willfully failing to comply with procedural guidelines.
The commission also alleges that Sheka Sahid Kamara and Victor Foh conspired to misappropriate public funds in the sum of US$80,000 donated to the Government of Sierra Leone for the benefit of Sierra Leonean Muslims.
The trial continues today, it is expected that the witness will be cross-examined by the defense counsel.
The alleged Hajjgate corruption happened in 2017 when some Muslim pilgrims complained of being duped by some committee members charged with overseeing the process.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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