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ACC’S PAY NO BRIBE CAMPAIGN RELEASE THIRD QUARTER FIGURES
Date: 2017-11-16

Pay No Bribe (PNB), an anonymous bribe reporting platform – led jointly by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Office of the Chief of Staff and funded by UK Aid and the Government of Sierra Leone – has released its third quarter figures. These cover the period July to September 2017, and show that the police, the health sector, and


ACC’s PAY NO BRIBE CAMPAIGN RELEASE THIRD QUARTER FIGURES
Date: 2017-11-16

Pay No Bribe (PNB), an anonymous bribe reporting platform – led jointly by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Office of the Chief of Staff and funded by UK Aid and the Government of Sierra Leone – has released its third quarter figures. These cover the period July to September 2017, and show that the police, the health sector, and


PAY NO BRIBE MESSAGE OF THE MONTH TELLS PUPILS-DO NOT BRIBE FOR GOOD GRADES
Date: 2017-11-09

As the end of term approaches and pupils nervously anticipate exam results and report cards, the Anti Corruption Commission’s (ACC) Pay No Bribe (PNB) message of the month encourages pupils to report teachers who solicit bribes in return for good grades.

November’s simple message tells pupils: If a teacher asks you for money, sex,


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST WAEC EXAMINER
Date: 2017-11-01

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Freetown presided over by the Honorable Justice Adelaide Dwarzack, on 31st October 2017, convicted Francis Marveh, an Examiner of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and a teacher of the Ansarul Secondary School, Kenema, on two counts charge of Soliciting an Advantage contrary to Section 28(2) (a)


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST NGO CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Date: 2017-10-31

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Freetown presided over by the Honorable Justice Babatunde Edwards, on 30th October 2017, convicted Francis Lahai, Chief Executive Officer of Variety Children and Family Services, on one count charge of fraudulent failure to make payment of custom levy, contrary to Section 48 (1) (d) of the Anti-Corruption


ACC WARNS AGAINST STAFF IMPERSONATION
Date: 2017-10-18

It has come to the attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that certain individuals are in the habit of making phone calls to people presenting themselves as senior staff of the Commission.

The general public is informed that at no time had the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Directors or any staff of the Commission made
ACC SECURES CUSTODIAL SENTENCE ON FIVE PERSONS FOR CORRUPTION
Date: 2017-10-17

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Bo presided over by the Honorable Justice Kekura Bangura, on 13th October 2017, convicted Prince M.E. Nallo, Bockarie S. Mattia, Nyakeh Tommy Ndemawa, Amos Gbonda and Prince K. Kallon on one count charge of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act o


PUBLIC NOTICE-LAUNCH OF THE PAY NO BRIBE CAMPAIGN IN KONO DISTRICT
Date: 2017-09-27

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and its partners wishes to inform the general public that it will officially launch the Pay No Bribe (PNB) campaign in Kono District on Monday 2nd October, 2017.

The PNB campaign is led by the ACC and the Office of the Chief of Staff in coordination with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (


ACC INDICTS SLFA PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY GENERAL ON 6 COUNTS
Date: 2017-09-22

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Madam Isha Johansen and the Secretary General Chris Kamara on six (6) counts of abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds contrary to sections 42(1) and 36(1) respectively of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

It would be


UK AID SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION
Date: 2017-09-14

‘Pay No Bribe’ (PNB), an anonymous bribe reporting platform – led jointly by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Office of the Chief of Staff and funded by UK Aid and the Government of Sierra Leone – has released its second quarterly report.

PNB reports on bribe-taking by public officials and responses from Government. I


ACC LAUNCHES DISASTER RESPONSE TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (DRTI)
Date: 2017-09-07

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has set up a Task Force to directly monitor the management of financial and non-financial resources donated in response to the August 14, 2017 mudslide and flooding disasters in Freetown and its environs.

The Terms of Reference of the Disaster Response Transparency Initiative (DRTI) include; ensuring


ACC RELEASES SECOND PAY NO BRIBE REPORT ON BRIBE TAKING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Date: 2017-09-07

The second Pay No Bribe (PNB)report released by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on bribe-taking by public sector officials and responses from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) covers the period January to June 2017. This represents the second and third quarters of the project.

The PNB is an online reporting platform. The


PUBLIC NOTICE
Date: 2017-08-25

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE HAJJ COMMITTEE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REPORT TO THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION OFFICE AT CATHEDRAL HOUSE NO. 3 GLOUCESTER STREET, FREETOWN, UPON THEIR ARRIVAL IN SIERRA LEONE:

1. ALHAJI SHEK


ACC LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO 2017 HAJJ SCHOLARSHIPS
Date: 2017-08-24

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) notes with concern the allegations in the public domain regarding alleged acts of corruption in the award of Government of Sierra Leone scholarships to Muslims to perform the Hajj pilgrimage in the Holy Land of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The Commission also notes the press release from State House dated 1


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST WAEC EXAMINER IN BO DISTRICT
Date: 2017-08-11

The High Court of Sierra Leone holden at Bo and presided over by the Hon. Justice Kekura Bangura, on 10th August 2017 convicted Abdulrahman Sesay on one count of soliciting an advantage contrary to Section 28(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008 and Hector Junisa Kallon on one count of abetting a corruption offence, contrary to Section 128(1) Act


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST PRINCIPAL OF CENTENARY SECONDARY SCHOOL
Date: 2017-08-02

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Bo, presided over by Honorable Justice Kekura Bangura, on 28th June 2017 convicted Alfred John Sandy on one count of misappropriation of public funds contrary to Section 31(1) Act No. 12 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

Alfred John Sandy, Principal of the Centenary United Methodist Junior Secondar


ACC SECURES CONVICTION FOR IMPERSONATION AGAINST IBRAHIM SUMA
Date: 2017-07-10

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Makeni presided over by the Honorable Justice Abdul Rahman Mansaray, on 10th July 2017, convicted Ibrahim Suma on two count charges of impersonation of an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officer contrary to section 76 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sen


WANTED - SHEKU KABBA AKA BRITISH AND MUSTAPHA SALIA-BAO AKA DADA
Date: 2017-06-23

Sheku Kabba aka British; a Second Year Bachelor of Science (BSc) student in Public Health at Njala University (NU)-Bo Campus and residing at Off Songu Drive, Bo City is wanted by ACC to assist in an ongoing investigation. He is therefore advised in his own interest to report to the nearest Anti-Corruption Commission office or Police Station fort


ACC ARRESTS THREE EXAMINERS FOR ALLEGED CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2017-06-14

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday 8th June, 2017, responding to a tip off, arrested Messrs Marveh Francis Kamara, Amara Kamara and Mohamed Momoh, teachers of the Ansarul Islamic Secondary School, Kenema, who are also Examiners of the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for alleged corruption offences.


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST TWO STAFF OF WORLD VISION
Date: 2017-06-05

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Bo, presided over by Hon. Justice Kekura Bangura, on Wednesday 31st May 2017 convicted Leslie Lahai Monson, and Kerfala Janneh, employees of World Vision on various corruption offences.

Mr. Monson and Mr. Janneh were convicted on the offences of misappropriation of donor funds contrary to section


ACC INDICTS NINE FOR MISAPPROPRATION OF DONOR PROPERTY AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT A CORRUPTION OFFENCE
Date: 2017-03-01

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on 24th February 2017, indicted nine (9) persons for Misappropriation of Donor Property, contrary to Section 37(2), and Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008.

Kenneth Kakpa, Mathew Sannoh, Alie Fomba, and Prince Asumana (Alias


ACC INDICTS TOP OFFICIALS OF THE NEEDY TODAY (TNT) FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF EBOLA FUNDS AND FIVE OTHERS FOR VARIOUS CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2017-02-14

The Anti-Corruption Commission on 10th February 2017 issued a 24 Count indictment in the High Court of Sierra Leone, holden at Freetown, against three senior officials of The Needy Today (TNT), a Non-Governmental Organization, for Misappropriation of Donor Funds contrary to Section 37 (1) and Giving Advantage contrary to Section 28 (1) of the An


ACC INDICTS TWO FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
Date: 2017-02-09

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on 16th January 2017, indicted Ibrahim Sorie Kargbo, of No. 11 Hill Street, Freetown, and Joseph Wilfred, residing at Tengbe Town, both private businessmen, on one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128(1), and four-counts of obstruction of justice, contrary to Section 12


SIERRA LEONE MAKES PROGRESS IN TI’s CPI SCORE
Date: 2017-01-25

Transparency International (TI) on 25th January 2017 released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2016 in which Sierra Leone ranked 123 out of 176 countries surveyed, increasing its score from 29 percent in 2015 to 30 percent in 2016. Eight countries, including Sierra Leone, are tied on the position of 123.

The 2016 CPI shows that


JUSTICE BANGURA SENDS FOMBA KOROMA TO PRISON FOR FAILING TO PAY COURT FINE
Date: 2017-01-23

Mr. Fomba Koroma, a purported civil society activist, who had his operations in Bo, was found guilty on 15th December 2015,for accepting an advantage to protect an offender from legal proceedings,contrary section 41(1)(a). Mr.Koroma, had accepted an advantage from the Principal of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School, Bo, who was being inves


ACC REACTS TO CHRDI REPORT ON THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN SIERRA LEONE
Date: 2017-01-04

The attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been drawn to a publication titled:“CHRDI Condemns the ACC and urges government to do more to fight corruption;”authored by the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), which purported tohave concluded a study on the national fight against corruption. In anothe


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST JOKO C.R VENN
Date: 2016-12-20

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Freetown presided over by Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay on Thursday 8th December 2016 sentenced Joko C.R Venn, Principal of Russell Technical Secondary School (RTSS), Bayoh Village Russell to a fine of Thirty Million Leones (30,000,000.00), to be paid within one month from the date of the verdict or serve a


ACC SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST JOKO C.R VENN
Date: 2016-12-16

The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Freetown presided over by Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay on Thursday 8th December 2016 sentenced Joko C.R Venn, Principal of Russell Technical Secondary School (RTSS), Bayoh Village Russell to a fine of Thirty Million Leones (30,000,000.00), to be paid within one month from the date of the verdict or serve a


ACC WARNS SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AGAINST ILLEGAL CHARGES
Date: 2016-12-02

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes the general public to know it has received several complaints against teachers and school authorities on allegations of soliciting and accepting a bribe from parents, guardians and pupils, in exchange for grades, and in some instances, for the collection of report cards, contrary to the policy and es


ACC INDICTS THREE PERSONS ON VARIOUS CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2016-11-28

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on 28 November 2016, charged to court Mr. John Amara, Mr. Ibrahim Bah, and Mr. Francis Lahai, for various corruption offences.

Mr. Amara, a Store Keeper of the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC), Makeni, and Mr. Bah, a fuel dealer at the NP Fuel Station, along Kabala Road in Maken


ACC SECURES CONVICTIONS AGAINST TWO PERSONS
Date: 2016-11-09

The High Court Holden at Freetown presided over by the Honorable Justice Miatta M. Samba, on 26th October 2016, convicted Mohamed Alimamy Mansaray, storekeeper, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Kambia on one count charge of misappropriation of public property contrary to section 36(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

Acco


ACC EXAMINES AUDIT SERVICE REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY-OCTOBER 2015
Date: 2016-10-18

 The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it is in receipt of the ‘Audit Report on the Procurement of Activities in Selected Public Sector Entities’ for the period January to October 2015 recently submitted to Parliament by the Audit Service Sierra Leone.

The Commission has observed


ACC UNCOVERS EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES
Date: 2016-09-15

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Saturday 10th September, 2016, conducted random checks on West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Centers across the country. The move was part of the Commission's focus to improving integrity in the Educational Sector.

Following the Commission's intervention, in coordinati


ACC INTERCEPTS IVECO TRUCK LOADED WITH FISH
Date: 2016-09-13

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), the Office of National Security (ONS) and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, on Thursday 8th September 2016, intercepted and impounded a truck with registration No. RC-3341-AB at the Gbalamuya checkpoint in the Kambia District. The impounded IV


ACC ARRESTS SLFA PRESIDENT
Date: 2016-09-09

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday 7th September 2016 arrested Isha Johansen, President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), the Vice President of SLFA, Brima ‘Mazola’ Kamara, and the Secretary General of SLFA, Chris Kamara, for failing to comply with the instructions of the ACC in the investigation of a matter dea


ACC LAUNCHES OPERATION THUNDERBOLT
Date: 2016-09-08

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on 3rd of September 2016, put into action “Operation Thunderbolt,” which is aimed at routing and bringing to justice fugitive persons alleged to have been involved in corrupt acts and who are of interest to the ACC.

It will be recalled that in 2013, Santigie Kargbo, (aka Santos), clearing and fo


ACC INDICTS SIX (6) PERSONS ON VARIOUS CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2016-09-02

The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged to court Mark Ivan Babatunde Dixon and Mohamed Alimamy Mansaray employees of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Samuel Lahai and Julian Carey journalists resident in Bo, and Kelfala Mansaray, a commercial motor driver, on various corruption offences pursuant to the Anti-Corr


ACC SECURES CONVICTIONS AGAINST TRAFFIC WARDENS
Date: 2016-07-21

 The High Court Holden in Freetown, presided over by the Honorable Mr. Justice Nicolas Brown-Marke, on 20th July 2016, convicted Solomon Gbessay Sesay, and Mohamed Abayomi Tejan, Traffic Wardens of the then Sierra Leone Roads Authority, now Sierra Leone Roads Safety Authority (SLRSA), for obstructing, and assaulting officers of the ACC, wit


PARLIAMENT APPROVES ADY MACAULEY AS COMMISSIONER OF ACC
Date: 2016-06-29

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that Parliament on Thursday 7th April 2016 approved Ady Macauley Esq., as Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission. The new ACC boss subsequently took the oath of office at State House where he committed himself to perform his duties with diligence and integrity and


THREE ACC VEHICLES DAMAGED BY DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Date: 2016-06-29

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that on the 27th April 2016 between 13:00 and 14:00 hours, a group of persons attacked its 3 Gloucester Street office and vandalized part of its building and some of its operational vehicles.

Upon seeing our armed guard, they pelted stones at our vehicles and bu


WANTED - MICHAEL A. WAI
Date: 2016-06-29

MICHAEL A. WAI, Head Teacher of Bauya D.E.C. Primary School, Mattru, Bonthe District, is wanted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to assist with an ongoing investigation.

Any person who knows the whereabouts of MICHAEL A. WAI should advise him to report to the nearest Police Station or call the ACC on the following numbers: 077-9


WANTED - KOJO EMMANUEL MUSA
Date: 2016-06-29

KOJO EMMANUEL MUSA of No.15, Trelawney Street, Murray Town, Freetown, Sierra Leone, an employee of Cape Community Primary School, Aberdeen, Freetown is declared WANTED by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to assist with an ongoing investigation.

Any person who knows the whereabouts of KOJO EMMANUEL MUSA should advise him to report t


ACC SECURES CONVICTION FOR IMPERSONATION AGAINST ABU-BAKARR MARUWAN KAMARA
Date: 2016-05-05

The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by Hon. Justice Allan Halloway, Justice of the High Court, on Friday 18th March 2016, found  Abu-Bakarr Maruwan Kamara, guilty on one count, for impersonating an Anti-Corruption Commission officer contrary to section 76 of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that on the 27th April 2016 between 13:00 and 14:00 hours, a group of persons attacked its 3 Gloucester Street  office and vandalized part of its building and some of its operational vehicles.

Upon seeing our armed guard, th


WANTED -
Date: 2016-05-05

ARUNA DAUDA KAMARA – Senior Accountant at the Accountant General’s  Department (AGD) attached to the Law Officers’ Department declared WANTED by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to assist with an ongoing investigation.

Any person who knows the whereabouts of ARUNA DAUD


THE KINGTOM COMMUNIQUE ON ENDING CORRUPTION IN TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Date: 2016-03-07
At the end of a one day ground breaking consultative meeting of key stakeholders in the management of Traffic and Road Safety, including the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA), the Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union (MD&GTWU), the Sierra Leone Commercial Motorbike Ride
ACC SECURES CONVICTIONS ON VARIOUS CORRUPTION OFFENCES IN BO
Date: 2016-02-24
The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by Hon. Justice D.B Edwards, Justice of the Appeal Court, on Thursday 14th January 2016, found Fomba Koroma, Civil Society Activist, guilty on one count, for obtaining an advantage in consideration of protecting a person from legal proceedings contrary to section 41(1) (a) of the
ACC REACTS TO REPORT TITLED "CORRUPTION STOPS WITH US: ENDING BRIBERY FOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES IN SIERRA LEONE"
Date: 2016-02-24
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is concerned about the findings of the Report launched by the coalition of civil society titled  "Corruption Stops with Us: Ending bribery for traffic offences in Sierra Leone"; as it showcases the involvement of Sierra Leone traffic police officers in bribery and petty corr
ACC SECURES CONVICTIONS
Date: 2016-02-24
The High Court Holden in Freetown, presided by the Honorable Justice Alusine Sesay, on 2nd February 2016 convicted former staff of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC);Victor Hugo Kamara,  Mediation Officer East, and Robert Paine, Mediation and Program Manager, for various corrupt offences; including cons
TWO CITIZENS WIN ACC INTEGRITY AWARDS 2015
Date: 2015-12-17

The Anti-Corruption Commission on 9th December 2015 awarded its prestigious National Integrity Awards 2015 to Mr. Sylvanus Foday Boima, retired Public Health Worker and Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce, Auditor General, Audit Service Sierra Leone for their positive contributions to nation-building.

Mr. Sylvanus Foday Boima


ACC CONCLUDES INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGATIONS OF PROCUREMENT VIOLATIONS IN THE PURCHASE OF THE 100 BUSES
Date: 2015-12-09

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has concluded an in-depth and exhaustive investigation into allegations of procurement violations, dealing with, and bordering on, failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to the tendering of the contract for the 100 bus


ACC ARRESTS DEPUTY TOWN CHIEF, COUNCILLOR, AND SECTION SPEAKER OF SAHN BUMPE IN THE BO DISTRICT ON ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION
Date: 2015-10-30

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public it has made further arrests of four persons; namely Lansana Sheku Amara, Deputy Town Chief; Councilor, Morie Korpeh Ansumana; Joe Bangalie, Section Speaker; and Ernest Gondo, a Town Elder; at the Sahn Bumpe Town, Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom, Bo District, for conspiring and deductin


ACC ARRESTS TOWN CHIEF AND SECRETARY OF NENGBEMA, NYAWALENGA CHIEFDOM BO DISTRICT
Date: 2015-10-22

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that the Town Chief of Nengbema in Nyawalenga Chiefdom, Bo District, Peter Yamah, Secretary to Town Chief Joseph Yokie, former Youth Leader Eddie Johnny, and one Yusufu Foday have been arrested in respect of allegations of conspiracy to commit a corruption


ACC ARRESTS TOWN CHIEF IN BUMPE NGAO CHIEFDOM AND A TEACHER FOR ALLEGED CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2015-10-16

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that the town chief of Bumpe town in Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom John Nabib and a teacher Joseph Kposowa have been arrested in respect of allegations of soliciting monies from beneficiaries of the Social Safety Net (SSN) Project.

The Social Safety Ne


ACC SECURES CONVICTION FOR IMPERSONATION AGAINST ONE MOSES ALLIEU
Date: 2015-10-16

On today's date of 16th October 2015, the High Court of Freetown, presided over by Justice Abdulai Charm, Justice of the Court of Appeal, convicted one Moses Allieu on two counts of Impersonation contrary to Section 76 and Accepting Advantage to protect offender from legal proceedings contrary to Section 41(1) (a) of the Anti-


ACC INDICTS NINE (9) PERSONS ON VARIOUS CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2015-10-14

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted nine (9) persons in the High Court of Sierra Leone on various corruption offences.

Emmanuel Showers and Thailu Kallon, employees of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) in Bo are indicted on one count each of unlawfully causing electronic machine


SIERRA LEONE RANKED 25 OUT OF 54 COUNTRIES IN THE MO IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
Date: 2015-10-07

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Index of African Governance 2015, has for the second time, ranked Sierra Leone 25 out of 54 countries with a pass score of 51 percent, showing an improvement in overall governance since 2011.

The Mo Ibrahim Index is an annual assessment on the quality of governance in Africa. It m


ACC WARNS AGAINST STAFF IMPERSONATION
Date: 2015-09-23

It has come to the attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that despite repeated caution, certain persons continue to unlawfully demand and extort monies from innocent and unsuspecting members of the public by falsely representing themselves as staff of the Commission.

The Public is hereby in


ACC CONCLUDES INVESTIGATIONS INTO CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS AGAINST FORMER MINISTER OF TOURISM
Date: 2015-08-07
(p)The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has concluded investigations into allegations of misappropriation of donor funds meant for Ebola victims, and diversion of public property (furniture) donated to the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, against the former Minister of Tourism, Mr. Peter Bayuku Konteh. Upon thorough review of the evid
JOSEPH KAMARA REAPPOINTED AS ACC CHIEF
Date: 2015-08-03

President Ernest Bai Koroma has reappointed Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara to serve another five-year term as Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).  A statement to ACC staff from the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Lydia Hastings-Spaine, reads:

“I write on the instr


ACC INVESTIGATES PROCUREMENT PROCESSES OF THE 100 SLRTC BUSES
Date: 2015-07-21

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) acknowledges with gratitude Government’s acquisition of 100 buses for the use of the general public. However, the public is hereby informed that prior to the arrival of the buses the ACC had commenced an investigation into the procurement processes.

Though the purchase of


ACC PRESENTS ANNUAL REPORT TO PRESIDENT KOROMA
Date: 2015-07-06

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on 6th July 2015 presented its 2014 Annual Report to His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma, at a special occasion held at State House, Freetown, pursuant to Section 19 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

In his address, ACC Commissioner, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, gave a gener


ACC LAUNCHES SYSTEMS REVIEW REPORT ON THE WATER SECTOR-MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, GUMA VALLEY WATER COMPANY AND SALWACO
Date: 2015-06-17

Pursuant to its mandate under section 7(2)(f)&(h) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008, the Commission conducted a Systems Review on the Ministry of Water Resources, Guma Valley Water Company and SALWACO to examine practices and procedures of the said public bodies.

The Report assesses financial management, administ


: SIERRA LEONE MAKES CONSISTENT PROGRESS IN THE MO IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
Date: 2015-06-04

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has released the Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2014, ranking Sierra Leone  25 out of 52 countries with a pass score of 51.1 percent, ahead of Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, and Liberia. The 2014 report marks a 3.9 points progression above that of 2013 and this is the third consecutive year Sierra Le


ACC CAUTIONS SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AGAINST ILLEGAL CHARGES
Date: 2015-04-14

The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to inform the general public that it has received several complaints from parents that teachers and school authorities are demanding the payment of school fees and other charges contrary to Government's position in connection to the reopening of schools.

Considering the impact


ACC WARNS AGAINST STAFF IMPERSONATION
Date: 2015-04-14

It has come to the attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that certain individuals unlawfully demand and extort money from innocent and unsuspecting members of the public by falsely representing themselves as staff of the ACC.

The public is hereby informed that no ACC staff should ask or demand money or


ACC HANDS OVER 100 MILLION WORTH OF STOLEN RELIEF ITEMS MEANT FOR DEPRIVED HOMES
Date: 2015-03-11

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at a ceremony held at the ACC Northern Region Headquarters at Mena Hills, Makeni handed over to the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) intercepted stolen relief items meant for the CRS “Food for Education” project.

Acting on inte


JOINT PRESS STATEMENT ON THE EBOLA AUDIT REPORT
Date: 2015-02-20

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
ON THE EBOLA AUDIT REPORT
19th February 2015



Following the recent tabling in Parliament of the Auditor General’s Report on the Management of the Ebola Funds, there have been widespread public reactions, discussions and debates.

The High Court, presided over by Justice Browne-Marke, has on 16th February 2015, found James Aiah Dauda, a traffic warden, guilty on two counts for obstruction of justice contrary to Section 127(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

James Aiah Duada, during a sting operation conducted on 30th July 2014, assaulted an


PUBLIC NOTICE IN RESPECT OF EBOLA FUNDS
Date: 2015-02-17


PUBLIC NOTICE IN RESPECT OF EBOLA FUNDS

Notice is hereby given for the following persons to report to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) with immediate effect in connection with matters related to the management of Ebola funds and other matters connected thereto:

1.   Dr. Donald Bash


ACC INTERCEPTS ASSORTED RELIEF ITEMS MEANT FOR EBOLA VICTIMS
Date: 2015-02-10

The  Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday 9th February 2015, at the Makeni environs, intercepted and impounded 105 bags of bulgur, 68 bags of cornflower, and 30 cartons of vegetable oil; all labeled “not for sale.” These items are purportedly donated for relief supplies to Ebola victims.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to announce to the general public that the African Union Executive Council of Ministers on 28th January 2015 elected Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara to the African Union Advisory Board on corruption.

It will be recalled that Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma was pleased to nominate Comm


ACC COMMISSIONER BAGS ANOTHER AWARD!
Date: 2015-01-19

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, the commissioner of the Anti - Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone has received another award from Youth in Action for Prosperity, a nongovernmental and non political organization   for his diligent and conscientious work in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone. Abdul Wahab Bangura,


ACC LAUNCHES EBOLA RESPONSE TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (ERTl)
Date: 2015-01-14

The Anti-Corruption Commission ("ACC") has set up a Task Force to directly monitor the Management of EBOLA Fund nationwide. This Task Force, will ensure accountability, and transparency in the management of Ebola funds provided by government, non-governmental organizations and development partners.

On 17th December 2014, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning made a referral to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for an investigation into allegations relating to the theft of the contents of four containers slated for auctioning at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown. 

The ACC has formally co


ACC INVITES FORMER MINISTER OF TOURISM, MR. PETER BAYOKO CONTEH FOR QUESTIONING
Date: 2014-12-29

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has formally commenced investigations into allegations of corruption and impropriety by the former Minister of Tourism, Mr. Peter Bayoko Conteh relating to donations for Ebola victims.

Mr. Peter Bayoko Conteh was invited to the Commission’s Headquarters at Gloucester Stree


ACC INDICTS FORMER LAW SCHOOL REGISTRAR AND EBOLA FRAUDSTERS
Date: 2014-12-12

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged to Court Mr Herbert H.I. Davies-Cole, former Registrar of the Sierra Leone Law School, Mr Fomba Koroma, a civil society activist, Hassan Dabor, a World Food Program (WFP) Contractor, Emerson Musa Conteh, a representative of the WFP Contractor, Aminata Amara, Mount Everest Securit


SIERRA LEONE MAKES STEADY PROGRESS IN GLOBAL CORRUPTION RANKING
Date: 2014-12-03

Sierra Leone has moved upwards in the 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI) score released on 3rd December 2014.

The CPI is an annual survey tool used by TI, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, to assess perceived levels of public s


ACC WELCOMES THREE NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Date: 2014-11-24

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)  at a formal occasion held at the Cathedral Hall in Freetown on 19th November 2014 welcomed into the Advisory Board on Corruption three new members in the persons of: Bishop Tamba Allieu Koroma, Bishop of National Pentecostal Mission, Mr Donald Theo-Harding, President of the Guild of Ed


ACC INTELLIGENCE LEADS TO POLICE ARREST OF CHLORINE FRAUDSTERS
Date: 2014-11-21

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) on 12th November 2014 jointly carried out an ACC-led intelligence operation leading to the arrest and detention in Freetown of Abu Bakarr Turay of Loko Town, Wellington, Freetown, Mohamed Sheriff of No. 15 School Drive, Kenema and one Duada Kamara.

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SIERRA LEONEAN APPOINTED TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL BOARD MEMBER
Date: 2014-10-31

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Emile Carr, former Chairman, National Anti-Corruption Strategy Steering Committee, to the Transparency International (TI) Board. TI is a global institution leading the fight against corruption and renowned for its Corruption Perception Index Reports.


ACC INDICTS IMPERSONATOR AND EX-MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
Date: 2014-10-17

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged to court one MOSES ALIE, a resident of Makeni, for Impersonating an Officer of the ACC and Attempting to Obtain an Advantage contrary to Sections 76 and  41(1) (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

On diverse dates in June 2014, MOSES ALIE, who claimed to be the


ACC INDICTS COURT CLERK AND TRAFFIC WARDEN
Date: 2014-10-17

 The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted at the High Court in Freetown SIA ALPHA, a Court Clerk, attached to Magistrate Court No. 10, Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown, for Soliciting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28(2) (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.

On 13th June 2014, SIA ALPHA solicited


ACC INDICTS CUSTOM OFFICER AND THREE OTHERS
Date: 2014-10-17

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted in the High Court in Freetown, MESSRS AHMED KAMARA, AHMED TAMBAWA, AIAH MOMODU and ABDUL S. KABBA for offences bordering on Conspiracy to commit a corruption offence, contrary to Section 128(1) (d), Fraudulent failure to make payment of Custom levy, Contrary to Section 48(1) (d)


ACC INTERCEPTS 4250kgs OF RICE SUPPLY MEANT FOR EBOLA QUARANTINED HOMES
Date: 2014-10-02

At about 20-21:00hrs on Saturday 27th September 2014, the ACC together with other stakeholders including the Sierra Leone Police and the Health For All Coalition (HFAC), intercepted two vehicles; a Salini Salcost vehicle with registration number ACW 443 driven by one John Sesay and a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number


ACC PAYS OVER Le 474 MILLION TO THE CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
Date: 2014-09-11
The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday 8th September 2014 at State House presented to His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the sum of Le 474,300,000 (four hundred and seventy four million, three hundred thousand Leones) as monies recovered in the fight against corruption.

The Commissioner Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara in ma
ACC SUPPORTS THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA
Date: 2014-08-29

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it is very concerned with the spate of the Ebola outbreak and accordingly extend its deepest sympathies and condolences to all bereaved families in Sierra Leone and the West African sub-region.

As a Commission, we have undertaken various


ACC LAUNCHES NATIONAL CORRUPTION PERCEPTION SURVEY 2013
Date: 2014-07-22

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Thursday 17th July 2014 launched the National Corruption Perception Survey at a ceremony held at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Finance, George Street, Freetown.

The Survey, conducted by the Center for Development and Security Analysis, officially launched by the


ACC SECURES CUSTODIAL SENTENCE FOR CORRUPTION OFFENCES IN RELATION TO MANAGEMENT OF GAVI INTERNATIONAL FUNDS
Date: 2014-07-03

The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by Justice M A Paul, has on the 2nd July, 2014, in the matter between the State Vs. Dr. Magnus Ken Gborie and two others convicted and imposed a custodial sentence of six years on Dr. Magnus Ken Gborie, Dr. Edward Magbity (staff of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation) and Lansana


IMPERSONATION OF ACC OFFICERS
Date: 2014-07-02

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the recent spate of impersonation of ACC officers by certain unscrupulous individuals. These impostors demand money from the unsuspecting public on the pretext that they will assist them in an on-going investigation and threaten to arrest


HIGH COURT IMPOSES CUSTODIAL SENTENCE ON ELIZABETH KING FOR CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2014-06-27

The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by Justice M A Paul, has convicted and imposed a custodial sentence on Elizabeth King, staff of National Revenue Authority, NRA. In his judgment delivered on 26th June, 2014, in the matter between the State vs Elizabeth King, the Judge found her guilty on two counts of Misappropriat


THREE OFFICERS OF THE POLITICAL PARTY REGISTRATION COMMISSION INDICTED ON CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2014-06-24

The Anti-Corruption Commission has indicted in the High Court of Sierra Leone three Political Party Registration Commission (PPRC) Officers: namely, Victor Hugo Kamara, Mediation Officer Kenema; Abraham John, Registrar; and Robert Paine, Mediation and Programme Manager,  for various corruption offences including Misappropr


THREE OFFICERS OF THE POLITICAL PARTY REGISTRATION COMMISSION INDICTED ON CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2014-06-19

The Anti-Corruption Commission has indicted in the High Court of Sierra Leone three Political Party Registration Commission (PPRC) officers: namely, Victor Hugo Kamara, Mediation Officer, Kenema; Abraham John, Registrar; and Robert Paine, Mediation and Programme Manager,  for various corruption offences including Misapprop


PRESS STATEMENT - LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGY 2014-2018
Date: 2014-06-19

The Anti-Corruption Commission has officially launched the third National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2014-2018 at the Miatta Conference Centre on Tuesday 17th June 2014.  The general goal of the new National Anti-Corruption Strategy is to contribute to open-minded debates, consistent reduction of corruption, strengthe


ACC INDICTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ACTION FOR RURAL EMPOWERMENT IN BO
Date: 2014-05-23

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has on Thursday 22nd May 2014 indicted Mr. MOHAMED LAMIN MANSARAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY ACTION FOR RURAL EMPOWERMENT-SIERRA LEONE (CAREM-SL) in the High Court of Sierra Leone, Bo District, Southern Province, on 18 (eighteen) counts for var


COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS ALIMU BAHS CORRUPTION CONVICTION
Date: 2014-05-23

The Court of Appeal of Sierra Leone, comprising Justices V. Solomon, E.E. Roberts and N.C. Browne-Marke presiding, has upheld the conviction of Mr. Alimu Bah, former Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLAFA).

It could be recalled that in June 2010, the High Court of Sierra Leone, convicted


AIG WELLINGTON: 'ACC IS DOING WELL'
Date: 2014-05-23

Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Corporate Affairs and Infrastructure Philip Wellington has said the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is doing well in the fight against graft. He made this statement at a symposium organized by the ACC and the Fourah Bay College (FBC) Law Society at the Mary-Kinsley Auditorium,


APPEAL COURT RULES AGAINST HAJA AFSATU KABBA
Date: 2014-05-02

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) should not refund the sum of Three Hundred Million Leones (Le300, 000,000) to the former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Kabba as restitution.  The Appellate Court on Wednesday 30th April 2014 made this ruling when Mrs. Kabba so


NIXON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOSTS THE ACC
Date: 2014-04-29

The Acting Regional Manager of the Anti-Corruption Commission in the East Peter Baio Kamara has called on all Sierra Leoneans to mobilize their energies and say no to corruption in this country.

He made this appeal on Wednesday the 26th of March 2014 while addressing staff and students at the Under fiv


ACC ARRESTS SIERRA LEONE LAW SCHOOL REGISTRAR AND TWO OTHERS
Date: 2014-04-10
The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to inform the general public that it has on 8th April 2014 arrested three persons in connection with the ongoing investigations relating to allegations of corruption at the Sierra Leone Law School.

The arrested persons are the erstwhile Registrar of the Sierra Leone Law School, HERBERT HEZEKIA DAVI
HIGH COURT HANDS DOWN CUSTODIAL SENTENCES ON NRA/ECO BANK OFFICIALS FOR CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2014-04-10

The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by the HONORABLE MR. JUSTICE M.A. PAUL, on 10th April 2014, pronounced sentence in the matter of the STATE VS SOLOMON HINDOLO KATTA and OTHERS; having found them guilty in a judgment delivered on 3rd April 2014.

In a landmark decision, THE HONORABLE JUSTICE PAUL impose


PRESIDENT KOROMA APPOINTS NEW DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
Date: 2014-04-01

The Commissioner of the Anti-C0rruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has pleased His Excellency the President,  Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, to appoint Mr. Shollay Davies Deputy Commissioner of the ACC, subject to Parliamentary approval.

Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Shollay


UCCI CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE TRANSMITS GLOBALLY
Date: 2014-03-19

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the public that the Commissioner, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara will take part in a three day conference at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI).

The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the potential for corruption and the decline in ethica


ACC ARRESTS 40FEET TRAILER WITH UNDECLARED GOODS AT GBALAMUYA CHECKPOINT
Date: 2014-03-11

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the public that it has, in a joint operation with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), led by Police Superintendent R. Shyllon, on Friday 7th March 2014, arrested a 40-feet Trailer at the Customs and Security Check Point, Gbalamuya, Kambia District.

The T


Keynote Address by His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma
Date: 2014-02-21

Keynote Address by His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma
Official opening of the Mo Ibrahim Seminar on the State of Governance
in Africa And the Official Launch of the Pay No Bribe Campaign
and the Open Government Consultative Process The Miatta Conference Centre Brookfields, Freetown
on Thursday 20th


President Koroma Opens Seminar and Launches "Pay No Bribe Campaign"
Date: 2014-02-21

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 20th February said that the "Pay No Bribe Campaign" would primarily ensure that Service Charters for key institutions and agencies nationwide are printed and disseminated so that citizens are aware of services provided with costs and expected service delivery time.
&qu


ACC PRESENTS TO FINANCE MINISTER OVER ONE BILLION THREE HUNDRED MILLION LEONES RECOVERED IN 2013
Date: 2014-01-22

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Tuesday 14th January 2014 formally presented to the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kelfala Marrah, the sum of One Billion Three Hundred and Twenty Four Million, Four Hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty One Leones (Le 1,324,467,281) as monies rec


SIERRA LEONE MOVES FOUR STEPS UPWARDS
Date: 2013-12-12

Sierra Leone has moved four steps upwards in the 2013 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI – CPI) released on the 2nd December, 2013. 

The CPI is an annual survey tool used by the TI, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, to assess


ACC OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY
Date: 2013-12-12

The Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission has on Monday 9th December observed this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day with a quiz competition and No Bribe campaign in Makeni with the theme; ‘Take No Bribe; Pay No Bribe’.
 
The quiz competition which was among the ACC


ACC FILES AN APPEAL ON THE STATE VS. KISITO DAOH AND
Date: 2013-11-22

The Anti-Corruption Commission has on the 14th day of November 2013,  filed an appeal against the judgment handed down by the Hon. Justice Abdulai Hamid Charm in the High Court of Freetown on the matter relating to the State vs. Kisito Daoh and two others (Mr. Edward Bai Kamara and Dr. Duramani Conteh).

High Court Judge Justice M. A. Paul has ordered the arrest of Dr. Mathew Michael Amara to serve a 3-three year jail term as an alternative for a default in the payment of a fine of three hundred and fifty million Leones (Le.350, 000,000). Dr. Amara, who was the Principal Health Economist of the Gavi Health Systems Strengthening


HIGH COURT ACQUITS DR KIZITO DAOH AND FOUR OTHERS OF CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2013-10-28

The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided by the Honorable Justice Abdulai H. Charm, on Thursday 24th October 2013, acquitted the under-mentioned officials of the National Health Sector Support Project, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, of all corruption charges brought by the ACC in respect of Misappropriation of GAVI Funds gr


FUGUTIVE NRA OFFICIAL IN ACC NET
Date: 2013-10-23

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that Elizabeth King, the fugitive National Revenue Authority (NRA) official, who was declared ‘WANTED’ by the ACC, has been finally arrested by a joint operation team involving the ACC intelligence network and INTERPOL.

Elizabeth K


HIGH COURT CONVICTS IVORRA KADA OF THE SIERRA LEONE COMMERCIAL BANK ON CORRUPTION CHARGES; OTHERS ACQUITTED
Date: 2013-10-07

IVORRA KADA , Banking Officer Class II of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank,   was on Friday 4th October 2013 convicted in the High Court of Sierra Leone on corruption charges relating to Misappropriation of Public Funds contrary to Section 36(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

Mrs. Kada, who was found guilty on 19-counts


HIGH COURT CONVICTS DR. MATTHEW MICHAEL AMARA ON CORRUPTION CHARGES RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF GAVI FUNDS
Date: 2013-09-26

Dr. Mathew Michael Amara, Principal Health Economist of the GAVI Health Systems Strengthening Support at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has, on 19th September 2013, been convicted in the High Court of Sierra Leone on corruption charges relating to the management of GAVI Funds, in a matter brought against him by the Anti-


SCHOOL REOPENING AND RELATED ACTS OF CORRUPTION
Date: 2013-09-13

The attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been drawn to conduct liable to allow, encourage or cause behavior constituting corruption offences associated with the reopening of schools for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Investigations have revealed that school personnel harass and demand fr


ACC CAUTIONS SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AGAINST EXTORTION
Date: 2013-09-05

The Anti- Commission wishes to inform the general public that it has received several complaints from parents and the general public that teachers and school authorities are demanding cash payments from pupils and parents as a condition for the release of end of year results.

In line with its mandate, the Commissio


ACC INDICTS 17 PERSONS FOR BREACH OF VARIOUS OFFENCES UNDER THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT 2008
Date: 2013-09-05

In line with its mandate under the provisions of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission has on 3rd July 2013 indicted 17 persons in the High Court of Sierra Leone, holden in Freetown.  The offences, include but not limited to, Misappropriation of Public Revenue, Fraudulent Reduction of Customs Charges


HIGH COURT ACQUITS BERNARD T.M. DUGBA ON CORRUPTION CHARGES
Date: 2013-09-05

The Honorable Justice J.B. Katutsi of the High Court of Sierra Leone today acquitted and discharged Mr. Bernard T.M. Dugba on corruption charges brought against him by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

 Mr. Dugba, who is the Planning Coordinator of the Directorate of Planning and Information at the Ministr


HIGH COURT ACQUITS BERNARD T.M. DUGBA ON CORRUPTION CHARGES
Date: 2013-09-02

The Honorable Justice J.B. Katutsi of the High Court of Sierra Leone today acquitted and discharged Mr. Bernard T.M. Dugba on corruption charges brought against him by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Mr. Dugba, who is the Planning Coordinator of the Directorate of Planning and Information at the Ministry of H


ACC ARRESTS ASSISTANT IMMIGRATION OFFICER FOR SOLICITING AND ACCEPTING AN ADVANTAGE
Date: 2013-09-02

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Mr. Zacharia Koroma, Assistant Immigration Officer, attached to the Sanya Border Crossing Point, Tambaka Chiefdom, Bombali District, on allegations of Soliciting and Accepting an Advantage contrary to Section 28 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

On 20th August 2013, Mr


REV. HASSAN MANSARAY OF 4 HIM (SL) AND HIS ACCOUNTANT SENTENCED TO A FINE OF 300 MILLION LEONES FOR VARIOUS CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2013-08-05

The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to inform the general public that Rev. Hassan Mansaray, President 4HM Sierra Leone and General Overseer, Lords Mission Church, and Abdul Aziz Bangura, Accountant 4HIM Sierra Leone, have been sentenced to a combined fine of Three Hundred Million Leones (Le300,000,000) for various corruption


ACC CAUTIONS SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AGAINST EXTORTION
Date: 2013-07-24

The Anti- Commission wishes to inform the general public that it has received several complaints from parents and the general public that teachers and school authorities are demanding cash payments from pupils and parents as a condition for the release of end of year results.

In line with its mandate, the Commissio


ACC INDICTS FOUR POLICE OFFICERS AND ONE TRAFFIC WARDEN FOR BRIBERY OFFENCES
Date: 2013-07-19
The Anti-Corruption Commission has on the 17th of July 2013 indicted four (4) Traffic Police Officers and one (1) Traffic Warden in Freetown on a three count indictment for the following bribery-related offences: Soliciting an Advantage; Accepting an Advantage and Abuse of Position contrary to Sections 28 and 42 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
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ACC REACTS TO GLOBAL CORRUPTION BAROMETER REPORT 2013
Date: 2013-07-12

The attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been drawn to the recent publication of the Global Corruption Barometer Report for 2013 in which Sierra Leone was rated as one of the countries with the highest incidence of bribery, more particularly with respect to accessing social services (the Police, justice, health


WANTED - MS. ELIZABETH KING
Date: 2013-06-25

Ms. Elizabeth King of 26 Peninsular Road, Freetown, an employee of the National Revenue (NRA) is declared wanted by the Anti-Corruption Commission to assist with an ongoing investigation.  Any person who knows the whereabouts of Ms. King should advise her to report to the nearest police station or call the Anti-Corruption


WANTED - SANTIGIE KARGBO aka SANTOS
Date: 2013-06-25

Santigie Kargbo aka Santos, formerly of 2c Smart Lane, Freetown, is declared wanted by the Anti-Corruption Commission to assist with an ongoing investigation. Any person who knows the whereabouts of Mr. Kargbo should advise him to report to the nearest police station or call the Anti-Corruption Commission on the following telep


MUSTAPHA AMARA AND TWO OTHERS; TWO CONVICTED, ONE ACQUITTED
Date: 2013-06-12

Two persons have been convicted and one acquitted on various corruption offences at the Freetown High Court presided over by Ugandan born Justice J.B. Katutsi on Friday 7th June, 2013.

The first accused, Mustapha Amara,  Project Accountant, Integrated  Public Financial Management Reform Project ( IPRFMP),


FROM: THE JUDICIARY OF SIERRA LEONE
Date: 2013-04-08

Contrary to utterances and opinions being expressed lately regarding the handling of Anti-Corruption cases in the Judiciary, the Judiciary wishes to state that its primary focus and vision is access to QUALITY Justice. In this regard, we strive to ensure that all litigants who come to court are treated equally and fairly. No ca


ACC SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM UNIT
Date: 2013-03-19

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Public Service Reform Unit (PRSU) by way of formalizing the relationship between the two institutions. The signing ceremony took place at the Commission’s Gloucester Street Office in Freetown on Monday 18th March 2013.

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ACC INDICTS 7 MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND 22 OTHERS FOR VARIOUS OFFENCES RELATING TO THE MISUSE OF GAVI FUNDS AND THE 2011 AUDIT SERVICE REPORT FINDINGS
Date: 2013-03-07

The Anti-Corruption Commission has today 7th March 2013 filed in the High Court of Sierra Leone, holden at Freetown, 29 indictments on various corruption offences against officials of the National Health Sector Support Project, Ministry of Health and Sanitation and two other officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Dev


ACC INVESTIGATES ALLEGED MISUSE OF DONOR FUNDS ESTIMATED AT OVER $1 MILLION USD FROM THE GAVI ALLIANCE TO THE HEALTH SECTOR
Date: 2013-03-07

The attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been drawn to an allegation relating to the misuse of donor funds at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation totaling USD$ 1, 099,640. The said funds were provided by the GAVI ALLIANCE, an International NGO supported by the Bill and Belinda Gates foundation to the Ministry


ASSET DECLARATION DEFAULTERS
Date: 2013-02-27

Pursuant to Sec 119 sub section (6) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008 which states that “where a public officer who is required to furnish a declaration fails to do so in accordance with this section or without reasonable cause, fails to furnish details in accordance wit


ACC SIGNS CONTRACT AGREEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ACC HEAD QUARTER AT TOWER HILL
Date: 2013-01-17

The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara  and the Chairman of the Board of MODCON Construction Company Limited, Bassan Ghodssoub   on Tuesday 15th January 2013 signed a  contract agreement  for the construction of the Commission’s headquarter  which is to b


ACC INVESTIGATES ALLEGED MISUSE OF DONOR FUNDS ESTIMATED AT OVER $1 MILLION USD FROM THE GAVI ALLIANCE TO THE HEALTH SECTOR
Date: 2013-01-16

The attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been drawn to an allegation relating to the misuse of donor funds at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation totaling USD$ 1, 099,640. The said funds were provided by the GAVI ALLIANCE, an International NGO supported by the Bill and Belinda Gates foundation to the Ministry


ACC SUCCEEDS IN THE APPEAL - SHEKU TEJAN KOROMA Vs. THE STATE
Date: 2012-12-20

The Court of Appeal sitting in Freetown on Monday 17th December 2012 gave judgement in favour of the ACC against appellant Sheku Tejan Koroma former Minister of Health.  Rejecting the five grounds of appeal submitted by the appellant, the court of appeal upheld the judgement and convictions of the High Court.

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MESSAGE FROM ACC COMMISSIONER: JOSEPH FITZGERALD KAMARA ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI CORRUPTION DAY - 9TH DECEMBER, 2012
Date: 2012-12-10

9th December 2012 is International Anti-Corruption Day as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution No.58/4 adopted on 31st October, 2003. The day itself has become a memorable day in the history of the commission and the world over.

The ACC has tried over th


SIERRA LEONE MAKES IMPROVEMENT ON THE 2012 TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX (CPI)
Date: 2012-12-07

Transparency International (TI) a non governmental organization working on corruption at the global level has on the 5th of December 2012 released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for this year. The CPI is a composite indicator used to measure perceptions of corruption in the public sector in different countries around the world.

Ac


THREE OFFICERS OF THE RICE RESEARCH STATION AT ROKUPR, CONVICTED ON CORRUPTION OFFENCES
Date: 2012-11-28

Three (3) officers of the Rice Research Station at Rokuprr were on Monday 26th November, 2012 convicted at the High Court in Freetown presided over by the learned Justice Nicholas Browne-Mark C.A for the Misappropriation of Donor and Public Funds contrary to sections 13 and 12(2) of the Anti Corruption Act 2000 (as amended).Read more.....


TWO INDICTMENTS PREFFERED ON SIERRA LEONE COMMERCIAL BANK AND KENEMA CITY COUNCIL STAFF
Date: 2012-11-07


Ivorra Kada, an employee of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited has been indicted on a twenty-one (21) count charge by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on the 5th of November 2012.

The ACC has also indicted five public officers in Kenema on a twenty-eight count charge: Abubakarr Sidique


THREE PUBLIC OFFICERS IN THE EASTERN REGION
Date: 2012-11-01

The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has on Friday 19th October, 2012 filed three indictments in the High Court in Kenema presided over by Hon. Justice Deen Tarawallie.

The indicted persons are:

1. Josephine Happiness Gladys Koroma, Principal of the Holy Rosary Junior Secondary Sch


ACC PRESENTS OVER LE 2 BILLION TO GOVERNMENT
Date: 2012-11-01


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that pursuance to its mandate, it has on Wednesday 31st October, 2012 presented cheques totalling Le2,083,333,333.35 (Two Billion, Eighty Three Million, Three Hundred and Thirty Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty Three Leones, Thirty Five Cents) to the governme


PRESS RELEASE ON SENTENCING OF THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL AND FIVE OTHERS
Date: 2012-08-15

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that following the conviction of the Mayor of the Freetown City Council and five others on corruption charges, the trial judge, Hon Justice John Bosco Katutsi, has today 15th August, 2012 handed down his sentence on the six convicted persons at the High Co


THE MAYOR OF THE FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL, HIS CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR AND FIVE OTHERS CONVICTED AT THE HIGH COURT IN FREETOWN
Date: 2012-08-10

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that the Mayor of the Freetown City Council, His Worship, Herbert Akieremi George-Williams, the Chief Administrator, Bowenson Frederick Philips, and five others have been found guilty for various corruption and procurement violation offences at the High Co


ANTI-CORRUPTION CASES AS AT 30TH JULY, 2012
Date: 2012-07-31

PROSECUTIONS IN THE HIGH COURT

1.   The State v. William Conteh and Others
2.   The State v. Momoh Konteh
3.   The State v. Alphajoh Y. Bah and Others
4.   The State v. Donald Coker and Others
5.   The State v. Mark George
6. 


PRESS STATEMENT
Date: 2012-05-30


The Anti Corruption Commission notices with alarm the continued misinformation communicated by the print and electronic media without recourse to truth verification of facts prior to publication.

In particular, reference is made to the 30th May 2012 Independent Observer Newspaper front page &ld


ACC INDICTS TWO (2) ON AL JAZEERA AFRICA INVESTIGATES DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2012-04-17


The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to inform the general public that it has on 16th April 2012, preferred a seven (7) count indictment in the High Court of Sierra Leone against Momoh Kemoh Konte and Alex Mansaray.

The indictment charges four (4) counts of Soliciting an Advantage contrary to S


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