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ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION OF SIERRA LEONE

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ACC INDICTS THREE PERSONS FOR EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE DURING THE PRIVATE WASSCE AT DEEP EYE WATER

 Ref: ACC/PR/20/006

27th February, 2020

                                                                                                                                                        PRESS RELEASE


 

The Anti-Corruption Commission, on 24th February, 2020, filed an indictment against HENRY KAMARA, MARION FOLLAH MUSU KAMARA, of the Holy Family School Quarters, Deep Eye Water, Wellington, Freetown, and EMMANUEL KOBBY of  No. 355 Bai Bureh Road, Freetown, on a combined total of FIVE  (5) counts of Soliciting an Advantage, contrary to Section 39(1)(b), Accepting an Advantage, contrary to Section 39(1)(b),  and Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008 respectively. 


Between January and September of 2019, HENRY KAMARA, in his capacity as agent of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), without lawful authority solicited the sum of TWO MILLION LEONES (Le. 2,000,000/00) from one OLU WILLIAMS, as an inducement to show favor to one SIMON WILLIAMS, a cousin of OLU WILLIAMS, by allowing SIMON WILLIAMS to take the West Africa Senior School Certificate Private Examination (WASSCE) 2019 at a dwelling house, rather than the designated center set up at the Holy Family Secondary School for that purpose. HENRY KAMARA faces one (1) count of Soliciting an Advantage, two (2) counts of Accepting an Advantage, both contrary to Section 39(1); and one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008 respectively.


MARION FOLLAH MUSU KAMARA, in her capacity as an agent of WAEC, without lawful authority, solicited the sum of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND LEONES (Le. 1,500,000/00), from one OLU WILLIAMS, as an inducement to show favor to one SIMON WILLIAMS, a cousin of OLU WILLIAMS, by allowing SIMON WILLIAMS to take the 2019 Private WASSCE, at a dwelling house, rather than the designated center set up at the Holy Family Secondary School for that purpose. MARION FOLLAH MUSU KAMARA faces one (1) count of Soliciting an Advantage, contrary to Section 39(1), of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.

 

EMMANUEL KOBBY, being the I. T. Engineer at the Holy Family Secondary School, Deep Eye Water, Wellington, between January and September 2019, conspired with other persons unknown, to commit a corruption offence. EMMANUEL KOBBY accepted the sum of ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND LEONES (Le. 1, 700, 000/00) from one ELIZABETH KAMARA for the purpose of allowing her to take the 2019 Private WASSCE Examination, at a dwelling house, rather than the designated center set up at the Holy Family Secondary School for that purpose. EMMANUEL KOBBY faces one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.

Meanwhile, the indicted persons are expected to appear in the High Court Holden at Freetown on 2nd March, 2020.  In this light, the Commission wishes to reassure the general public of its undeterred resolve to fighting acts of corruption at all levels in Sierra Leone, especially in the Education Sector. For further enquiries on this and other ACC matters, please contact MARGARET MURRAY, the Public Relations Officer on +232-78-832131.

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PATRICK SANDI 

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH