The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it had commenced investigation into Corruption allegations against the Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Paran Umar Tarawally and his wife, Mrs. Abibatu Tarawally.
The Commission is investigating allegations that the Clerk of Parliament employed his wife without due process and that since the said employment, Mrs Abibatu Tarawally has not been reporting for duties but received salaries. This raises serious questions of Conflict of Interest and abuse of position by the Clerk of Parliament.
While investigations continue, as a condition of her bail, Mrs Abibatu Tarawally returned the sum of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand (New) Leones (Le 130,000) from the One Hundred and Fifty-Six Thousand (New) Leones (Le156, 000) she received as Salary for the 19 Months she was on payroll, according to records obtained from the Account-General.
Meanwhile, Hon. Paran Umar Tarawally and Mrs Abibatu Tarawally are on bail pending further investigation into the matter.
The ACC wishes to reassure the general public of its unwavering determination and relentless resolve to protect all State Resources. For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact Sylvanus Blake, the Public Relations Officer on +232-78-832131 or via email .
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH