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As Former High Court Master and Registrar goes free; Law Court & NRA Staff Fined Le145Million for Corruption

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As Former High Court Master and Registrar goes free; Law Court & NRA Staff Fined Le145Million for Corruption

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Hon. Justice Alhadi fined Isatu Ulaikatu Kiamp Kamara the sum of Thirty Million Leones (Le30,000,000) and ordered her to pay Two Million Leones (Le2,000,000) restitution. Adele Faya was fined Thirty Million Leones (Le30,000,000) and ordered to pay Two Million Leones (Le2,000,000) restitution; whilst Abubakarr Bangura was fined Thirty Million Leones (Le30,000,000) and ordered to pay Fifty One Million Leones (Le51,000,000) restitution.

The Court ordered the three convicts to pay the fines and restitutions on or before 11th December, 2019 or serve a jail term of three years.

It could be recalled that, Adele Faya, Isatu Ulaikatu Kiamp Kamara and Abubakarr Bangura, between the 12th and 20th March, 2019, at Freetown, misappropriated the sum of Sixty Million Leones (Le60,000,000), being revenue due the National Revenue Authority as fines paid by Emmanuel Ekundayo Constant Shears-Moses, in respect of sentence in the High Court of Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, the first accused in the same matter, Stephen Yayah Mansaray, Former Master and Registrar of the High Court of Sierra Leone, was acquitted and discharged on both counts. He is however still standing trial on a separate indictment for various corruption offences.

In this regard, the Commission wishes to advise all public officers who are in control of public resources to comply with laid down laws and procedures in the handling and disbursement of same.

The Anti-Corruption Commission was represented by Lawyers Victor T. Biandorma and Mohamed Sow, whilst the defendants were represented by Sahid Sesay for the 1st accused, J.B Dauda for the 2nd accused, E.T Koroma for the 3rd accused and F.K Gerber for the 4th accused.

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