The Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Mr. Augustine Foday-Ngobie, took up office on Tuesday 30th April, 2019, following his appointment by His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio, and approval by the House Parliament. He succeeded Mr. Shollay Davies.
The ACC Deputy Commissioner took the oath of office at State House, where he pledged to add value to the anti-corruption campaign and perform his duties with diligence and steadfastness.
Mr. Foday-Ngobie was born on 6th March, 1964 at Bendu Mameima, Malegohun Chiefdom, Kenema District, Eastern Sierra Leone, where he attended the Methodist Primary School, from 1969 to 1977. He then proceeded to the Ahmadiyya Secondary School in Kenema, where he obtained his School Certificate and General Certificate (SC/GCE), Ordinary Level. Mr. Foday-Ngobie earned a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree (Major Economics), from the University of Sierra Leone in 1999; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Njala University in 2011.
Before joining the Commission, he served the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in many capacities from 1990 to 2002, where he attained the position of Deputy Head of the Inspectorate and Compliance Division. Mr. Foday-Ngobie retired from the SLP as Assistant Superintendent of Police.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Ngobie was Deputy Director of Intelligence and Investigations at the Commission and had held several other positions since he joined the Commission in 2003. He has participated in several professional trainings such as; “Tracing and Recovery of Corrupt Proceeds and Money Laundering; Exhibit Management and Proceeds of Crime Tracing; and Investigative Skills and Investigative Interviewing Skills.
Mr. Foday-Ngobie is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has a wealth of experience in investigations and administration. He is Chairman of the Investigating Committee on the Independent Police Compliant Board.
He was a part-time lecturer at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK).
On his appointment, Mr. Foday-Ngobie had this to say: “The fight against corruption requires collaborative efforts, and I am not a new boxer in the ring. My appointment will enhance heightened collaboration in the fight against corruption and my muscles shall sustainably support the fist until the fight is won”.