3 GLOUCESTER STREET
SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA
Ref: ACC/PR/19/024 12 th November, 2019
ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST 3 JUDICIAL AND NRA OFFICERS
The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by The Honourable, JUSTICE BINTU ALHADI, has on Tuesday 12 th November, 2019, convicted ADELE FAYA, FORMER ACCOUNT CLERK OF THE JUDICIARY OF SIERRA LEONE, ISATU ULAIKATU KIAMP KAMARA, and ABUBAKARR BANGURA, both FORMER REVENUE OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL REVENUE AUTHORITY, on two counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, Contrary to Section 128(1) and Misappropriation of Public Revenue, Contrary to Section 36(1), of the Anti-Corruption Act, No 12 of 2008.
HON. JUSTICE ALHADI fined ISATU ULAIKATU KIAMP KAMARA the sum of THIRTY MILLION LEONES (Le30,000,000) and ordered her to pay TWO MILLION LEONES (Le2,000,000) restitution. ADELE FAYA was fined THIRTY MILLION LEONES (Le30,000,000) and ordered to pay TWO MILLION LEONES (Le 2,000,000) restitution; whilst ABUBAKARR BANGURA was fined THIRTY MILLION LEONES (Le30,000,000) and ordered to pay FIFTY ONE MILLION LEONES (Le51,000,000) restitution. The Court ordered the three convicts to pay the fines and restitutions on or before 11 th December, 2019 or serve a jail term of three years.
It could be recalled that, ADELE FAYA, ISATU ULAIKATU KIAMP KAMARA and ABUBAKARR BANGURA, between the 12 th and 20 th March, 2019, at Freetown, misappropriated the sum of SIXTY MILLION LEONES (Le 60,000,000), being revenue due the National Revenue Authority as fines paid by MR EMMANUEL EKUNDAYO CONSTANT SHEARS-MOSES, in respect of sentence in the High Court of Sierra Leone.
Meanwhile, the first accused in the same matter, STEPHEN YAYAH MANSARAY, FORMER MASTER AND REGISTRAR OF THE HIGH COURT OF SIERRA LEONE, was acquitted and discharged on both counts. He is however still standing trial on a separate indictment for various corruption offences.
In this regard, the Commission wishes to advise all public officers who are in control of public resources to comply with laid down laws and procedures in the handling and disbursement of same.
The Anti-Corruption Commission was represented by Lawyers Victor T. Biandorma and Mohamed Sow, whilst the defendants were represented by Sahid Sesay for the 1 st accused, J.B Dauda for the 2 nd accused, E.T Koroma for the 3 rd accused and F.K Gerber for the 4 th accused.
For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact Ms. Margaret Murray, the Public Relations Officer on:+232-78-832131.
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH