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PRESS RELEASE- ACC Indicts Former NASSIT DG Joseph Mans

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ACC INDICTS FORMER NASSIT DIRECTOR-GENERAL AND BOARD CHAIRPERSON

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1. ANTI - CORRUPTION COMMISSION CATHEDRAL HOUSE 3 GLOUCESTER STREET FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA 20 th December, 2018 PRESS RELEASE ACC INDICTS FORMER NASSIT DIRECTOR - GENERAL AND BOARD CHAIRPERSON The Anti - Corruption Commission (ACC) has on 1 9th Decem ber 2018, indicted Mr. Joseph Sedu Mans former Director - General , National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), and Ms . Yeabu M.D. Kamara , former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees NASSIT, for various corruption offences. The two are indicted on Six (6) counts each : T hree (3) counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, Contrary to Section 128 (1) o f the Anti - Corruption Act, 2008; One (1) Count of Misappropriation of Public Funds, Contrary to Section 36 (1) of the Anti - Corruption Act, 200 8; One (1) Count of Willfully Failing to Comply with the Law Relating to the Tendering of Contracts, Contrary to Section 48 (2) (b) of the Anti - Corruption Act, 2008; and One (1) Count of Engaging in a Project Without Prior Planning, Contrary to Section 48 (2) (c) of the Anti - Corruption Act, 2008. According to the particulars of offence, Mr . Mans and Ms . Kamara, on diverse dates between 1st August, 2016 and 31st December, 2017, conspired to misappropriate the sum of Six Billion, Five Hundred and Ten Million , Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand Leones (Le: 6,510,290,000), funds mea nt for the SISIMI NASSIT Medical Project , a joint venture Special Project Vehicle meant for the provision of an urgent care delivery service system that should provide quality medical a nd diagnostic services in Sierra Leone. The Commission wishes to reassure the public of its commitment to controlling corruption at all times. For further enquiries, contact Margaret Murray, Public Relations Officer of the Anti - Corruption Commission on + 232 25 428 081 . .......................................... PATRICK SANDI DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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