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21st January 2019

The Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Indicts Two Top Former NASSIT Officials for Fraud!

By a press release (25/12/18)

The Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption has indicted two top former officials of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).


Indictment happened on 19th December 2018 by the ACC when Mr. Joseph Sedu Mans former Director General and Ms. Yeabu M.D. Kamara, former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees NASSIT, were nabbed for various corruption offences. (Photo: The ACC boss Francis Ben Kaifala smiles after getting more indictments).

The two are indicted on 6 counts each: Three counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, Contrary to Section 128 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2008; One Count of Misappropriation of Public Funds, Contrary to Section 36 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2008; One Count of Willfully Failing to Comply with the Law Relating to the Tendering of Contracts, Contrary to Section 48 (2) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2008; and One Count of Engaging in a Project Without Prior Planning, Contrary to Section 48 (2) (c) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2008.

According to the particulars of offence, Mr. Mans and Ms. Kamara, on diverse dates between 1st August, 2016 and 31st December, 2017, conspired to misappropriate the sum of Six Billion, Five Hundred and Ten Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand Leones (Le: 6,510,290,000), funds meant for the SISIMI NASSIT Medical Project, a joint venture Special Project Vehicle meant for the provision of an urgent care delivery service system that should provide quality medical and diagnostic services in Sierra Leone.

The Anti Corruption Commission headed by Francis Ben Kaifala, wishes to reassure the public of its commitment to controlling corruption at all times.

For further enquiries, contact Margaret Murray, Public Relations Officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission on +232 25 428 081.

Courtesy: Patrick Sandi, Director, Public Education and Outreach

TRIBUTE: Alpha Shaw

Journalist, Student Activist, Leader, 1958-1980

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