ACC INDICTS TWO(2) ON AL JAZEERA ‘’AFRICA INVESTIGATES’’ DOCUMENTARY
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 Section 35, one (1) count of Peddling Influence contrary to Section 31 (3) and two (2) counts of Conspiracy to commit a corruption offence contrary to Section 128 of the Anti-Corruption Act, No. 12 of 2008.
This Indictment follows investigations into the allegations contained in the Al Jazeera ‘’Africa Investigates’’ documentary in which the indicted persons together with the Honorable Vice President and other persons were allegedly implicated in the commission of corruption offences relating to the timber trade.
However, the findings of the Commission disclosed that the available evidence before the Commission does not meet the required evidential threshold for criminal prosecution against the Vice President, Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana, and the Paramount Chief Kandeh Finoh III of Gbendembu N’dohahun, Bombali District.
While we proceed with the prosecution of the persons indicted, we have kept in view the allegations against the Vice President and other persons exculpated thus far, and the Commission remain poised to revisit the allegations should fresh evidence arise, ex improviso.
Finally, the Commission wishes to thank the general public for their patience and understanding during the period of our investigations and count on your usual support on matters of national interest.