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“I AM LEAVING THE ANTI CORRUPTION COMMISSION”
The outgoing Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Advisory Board, Sheik Abu Barkarr Conteh, has bid farewell to the Management and Staff of the Commission.
In his farewell speech at the Cathedral Hall in Freetown, Sheik Abu Barkarr Conteh said: “I am leaving the Commission but not leaving the fight against corruption.”
His farewell speech coincided with the Commission’s welcoming into its Advisory Board three new members in the persons of Bishop Tamba Allieu Koroma of the National Pentecostal Mission, Mr. Donald Theo-Harding, President Guild of Editors and Managing Editor of Salone Times Newspaper, and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor, former Vice Principal of Government Technical Secondary School in Freetown.
The other members of the Advisory Board whose reappointments have been confirmed by the President include Alhaji Abassie Thomas, PC Haja Fatmata Mema-Kaijue, Mrs. Marie Bob-Kandeh and Haja Hawa Turay respectively.
In another development, the ACC and the Sierra Leone Police on 12th November, 2014, jointly carried out an ACC-led intelligence operation leading to the arrest and detention in Freetown of Abu Barkarr Turay of Loko Town, Wellington, Freetown, Mohamed Sheriff of Kenema and Dauda Kamara.
The suspects, according to the commission, took advantage of the current Ebola outbreak when they offered to sell a large amount of fake substance they claimed to be chlorine for the sum of Le100 million.
They were charged with conspiracy to defraud and attempting to defraud. Magistrate Siray Wurie of Court No. 2 at Pademba Road denied the three men bail during their first appearance.