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

ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST BOBORDEEN BANGURA

Ref: ACC/PR/21/012

26th April, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

 

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that the High Court of Sierra Leone, Holden at Freetown, presided over by the HON. JUSTICE NICHOLAS BROWNE-MARKE (JSC), on 26th April, 2021, convicted BOBORDEEN BANGURA, former Traffic Warden (now Road Safety Corps) on Two counts of Obstruction of Justice, contrary to Section 127(1) (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 12 of 2008.

The HON. JUSTICE NICHOLAS BROWNE-MARKE (JSC), convicted BOBORDEEN BANGURA and ordered him to pay a fine of TEN MILLION LEONES (Le: 10,000,000), by 3rd May 2021, effective the date of the Judgment; or serve a FIVE- YEAR imprisonment term.

According to the particulars of offence, on 30th July 2013, BOBORDEEN BANGURA, at Freetown, without lawful excuse, assaulted an officer of the ACC while conducting the arrest of  the said BOBORDEEN BANGURA, following a report that he solicited an advantage from a vehicle owner.

While delivering the verdict, the HON. JUSTICE NICHOLAS BROWNE-MARKE (JSC) said “Attacking any law enforcement officer, at any time of the day or night is conduct which ought not to be encouraged; it is conduct which deserves to be punished.”

The Commission wishes to further reassure the general public of its relentless commitment to controlling corruption at all levels in Sierra Leone.

For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact MARGARET MURRAY, the Public Relations Officer on +232-78-83-21-31 or via email info@anticorruption.gov.sl.

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PATRICK SANDI

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH