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THREE PUBLIC OFFICERS IN THE 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.

Sign:.............................................
Shollay Davies
Director, Public Education and Outreach Department

 


Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012
 
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