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
Address: Cathedral House, 3 Gloucester Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

ACC INDICTS IDRISSA ALIMAMY PATIENCE KARGBO OF THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN ON CORRUPTION OFFENCES

10th May, 2021

Ref: ACC/PR/21/015

 

 PRESS RELEASE

 The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on the 6th May, 2021, filed an indictment against IDRISSA ALIMAMY PATIENCE KARGBO, Legal Officer and Regional Manager of the Office of the Ombudsman, and of No. 23 Kambia Highway, Port Loko City, on Six (6) counts of corruption offences; Two (2) counts bordering on Soliciting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28 (2)(a), and Four (4) counts of Accepting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28 (2) (a), of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 12 of 2008 as amended by the Anti-Corruption Act No.9 of 2019.

IDRISSA ALIMAMY PATIENCE KARGBO, on various dates between 1st April 2019 and 31st January 2020, in Port Loko City, in the North-West Region of Sierra Leone, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, solicited and accepted an Advantage in the total sum of Five Million, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Leones (Le5,150,000), from two complainants, ostensibly as payment for his upkeep and transportation in assisting them to recover their six months backlog salary.

IDRISSA ALIMAMY PATIENCE KARGBO is expected to make his first appearance in the High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Makeni on 20th May, 2021.

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

For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact MARGARET MURRAY, Public Relations Officer, on +232-78-832-131 or via email info@anticorruption.gov.sl

 

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PATRICK SANDI

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH