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ISHA JOHANSEN AND CHRIS KAMARA ACQUITTED AND DISCHARGED ON CORRUPTION OFFENCES

PRESS RELEASE


Date: 27th May, 2019

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the public that the High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Freetown, and presided over by Justice Reginald Sydney Fynn Jr., has on Monday 27th May, 2019 acquitted and discharged MadamIsha Johansen, and Mr. Chris Kamara, President and Secretary General respectively, of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), on three counts of corruption offences contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

The ACC, which has as its bedrock, adherence to the due process, accepts the judgment of the court while our prosecutors are reviewing our next steps in line with the law. 

 The Department of Prosecution will therefore review the judgment and the decision of the court, and a decision will be taken in due course whether or not to appeal the judgment.

 The Commission wishes to reaffirm its position that a public official standing trial has to stand suspended until the end of the trial. Since in this case, the trial has now ended, Madam Johansen and Mr. Kamara will henceforth continue to serve as President and Secretary General respectively of the SLFA going forward without any interference or hindrance from the ACC.

 The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to reassure the general public of its resolve to fight corruption and pursue justice at all times without fear or favor.

 For further enquiries, please contact Margaret Murray, Public Relations Officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission on +232-78-832131.

 

 

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PATRICK SANDI

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH