2020

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION OF SIERRA LEONE

An independent and impartial institution established for the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of corruption and 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 INVESTIGATES ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION IN THE CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME IN BOMBALI DISTRICT

 Ref: ACC/PR/20/017

                                                                                                                                                    MEDIA RELEASE


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it had commenced investigations into anomalies and allegations of corruption in the payment of Social Safety Net (SSN) support to vulnerable persons in Bombali Community, Bombali District by the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).

The public may be aware that this alleged corrupt payment with the collusion of NaCSA staff was reported by Africa Young Voices (AYV) Television and the video of testimonies of alleged victims has been in wide circulation on various social media platforms. 


The public is further informed that the following persons have been arrested and detained to assist with the investigation;

1) Brian Smart Kanu, the Northern Regional Coordinator, NaCSA

2) Sheik Borbor Kamara, Bombali District Coordinator, NaCSA

3) Ramatu Obai Sesay, Finance and Admin, NaCSA

4) Mohamed Lansana, Data Analyst, NaCSA

5) Johnette Kanu, ACC District Monitor Bombali


The ACC District Monitor, Bombali has been suspended pending investigations. Her role was to monitor payments and report any anomalies with the process of payment; but she failed to do so. 

The investigation is at advance stages and the public will be promptly notified on its progress and conclusion. 

Meanwhile, the Commission wishes to further reassure the public of its national commitment to controlling corruption at all levels. 


For further enquiries, please contact Margaret Murray, Public Relations Officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission on +23278-832131 or via email info@anticorruption.gov.sl.

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PATRICK SANDI

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL OUTREACH