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. 

Contact us on: +23278832131 or info@anticorruption.gov.sl
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ACC COMMENCES INVESTIGATIONS INTO CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS RELATING TO THE RENOVATION OF THE SIERRA LEONE CHANCERY BUILDING IN NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Ref: ACC/PR/21/018
29th May, 2021
PRESS RELEASE
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that its attention had been drawn to allegations of grand corruption with regard the renovation and/or re-construction of the Sierra Leone Chancery Building in Manhattan, New York City, United States of America involving over Four Million United States Dollars (USD $4,000,000.00) transferred for that purpose since 2011 to 2019.

The Commission wishes it to be known that it had commenced forensic and comprehensive investigations into the allegations and that the Head of Chancery and other persons of interest to the management of the finances of the Chancery have been recalled to post, to assist with the speedy investigation and conclusion of the investigations, statements are being taken from them and have been kept in custody since Friday, 28th May, 2021. We have also recovered documents and records relevant to the investigation and they are being analyzed by our forensic analysts.
The Public will be promptly informed of progress made with the investigations.
In this regard, the Commission wishes to reassure the public of its commitment to pursue corruption anywhere and to address all levels of corruption throughout Sierra Leone.

For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact Margaret Murray, Public Relations Officer on +232-78-832131 or via email info@anticorruption.gov.sl.
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PATRICK SANDI
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH