COVID-19Vaccine Cards Sellers in Court Today
Two accused persons, Gibrilla Kamara and Michael Abdulaiare both expected to make their first appearance in the High Court in Freetown today 29th July, 2021.
The two men were arrested two weeks ago, in a Scorpion Squad videoed anti-corruption intelligence and sting operation selling fake VaccinationCards to members of the public in Freetown.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday 26th July, 2021, filed an indictment against the two men, Gibrilla Kamara, a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilisation Officer, and of No. 55 Leicester Road, Freetown; and Michael Abdulai, also a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilisation Officer, and of No. 7 Mends Street, off Circular Road, Freetown, on three (3) Counts of corruption offences involving; Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128(1); Abuse of Office, contrary to Section 42(1), and Accepting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008, as amended by the Anti-Corruption Act No. 9 of 2019, respectively.
According to the particulars of offence, both Gibrillaand Michael, who are Mobilisation Officers with the DICOVERC, on diverse days between 1st July, 2021 and 5th July, 2021 conspired with other unknown persons to sell fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, at a cost of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Leones (Le350,000.00) per card, to non-vaccinated individuals who want to abstain from taking approved vaccination jabs but nonetheless access government buildings and bypass other national COVID-19 restrictions, contrary to NACOVERC regulations.