2021

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION OF SIERRA LEONE

An independent institution established for the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of corruption, corrupt practices and to provide for other related matters. 

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ACC INDICTS GIBRILLA KAMARA AND MICHAEL ABDULAI ON CORRUPTION OFFENCES ARISING FROM THE CORRUPT SALE OF COVID-19 VACCINATION CARDS TO UNVACCINATED PERSONS

 Ref: ACC/PR/21/026                                                                                                      

27th July, 2021                                                       

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has on 26th July, 2021, filed an indictment against GIBRILLA KAMARA, a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilizer, and of No. 55 Leicester Road, Freetown; and MICHAEL ABDULAI, also a Western Urban DICOVERC Mobilizer, and of No. 7 Mends Street, off Circular Road, Freetown, on three (3) Counts of corruption offences involving; Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act, No. 12 of 2008; Abuse of Office, contrary to section 42(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008,  and Accepting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28 (2) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008, as amended by the Anti-Corruption Act No. 9 of 2019, respectively.

                                                         

According to the particulars of offence, both GIBRILLA KAMARA and MICHAEL ABDULAI, who are mobilization officers with the DICOVERC, on diverse days between the 1st July, 2021 and 5th July, 2021 conspired with other unknown persons to sell fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, at a cost of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Leones (le 300,000.00) per card, to non-vaccinated individuals who want to abstain from taking approved vaccination jabs but nonetheless access government buildings and bypass other national COVID-19 restrictions, contrary to NACOVERC regulations.

 

It could be recalled that the accused persons, GIBRILLA KAMARA and MICHAEL ABDULAI, were both arrested two weeks ago in a SCORPION SQUAD videoed anti-corruption intelligence and sting operation selling the vaccine cards in the Central Business District of Freetown. They are both expected to make their first appearance in the High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Freetown on. . .

 

The Commission wishes to reassure the general public of its continued determination to curb corruption at all levels in Sierra Leone.

 

For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact the Public Relations Office, on +232-78-832131 or via email info@anticorruption.gov.sl.

 

 

 

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MARGARET MURRAY

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER