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Isha Johansen Reappears in Court

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The charge sheet further indicated that Isha Johansen and Christopher Abdul Kamara misappropriated the sum of twenty million, seven hundred and fifty thousand Leones by issuing an EcoBank cheque No. 260414, written in the  name of Arne Johansen purportedly as repayment for a loan given to the Sierra Leone Football Association by the said Arne Johansen.

The duo was also indicted by the Anti-Corruption Commission for Misappropriation of Public Funds, contrary to Section (36) Sub Section (1) of the ACC Act No. 12 of 2008.

Isha Johansen is said to have misappropriated the sum of six thousand, five hundred and seven United States dollars which was for traveling expenses and per diem allowances for one Mohamed Ola Marrah who is not an employee of the Sierra Leone Football Association.

Led in evidence e by the Anti Corruption Commission legal representative, Calvin Mantsebo, the second accused person, who is the association’s suspended Secretary General Christopher Abdul Kamara, testified that on 31st December 2014, the sum of five million Leones was withdrawn from the Sierra Leone Football Association’s US Dollars Account purportedly for petty cash and administrative cost and paid the same into the Leones Account.

He told the court that on the above stated date the sum of ten million Leones was also withdrawn from the Association’s account and paid to Tanner Legal Advisory, with a balance of fifty three million, two hundred including seventy seven thousand, one hundred and thirty eight Leones.

According to Christopher Abdul Kamara, the sum of thirty three thousand, five hundred United States dollars was also withdrawn from the Sierra Leone Football Association US Dollar Account and deposited into the Leones Account within the period of 9th July 2014 to 21st July 2014.

He further informed the court that on 14th November 2014 the Confederation of African Football (CAF) credited SLFA the sum of one hundred and seventy five thousand United State Dollars into the Sierra Leone Football Association account as financial assistance to all countries registered with the Confederation of African Football.

At this stage of proceedings, the Anti Corruption Commission prosecutor, Zimbabwean national Calvin Mantsebo objected that the documents presented by the defense which were being read in court by the second accused person in the witness box, Christopher Abdul Kamara is questionable.

He said he was a bit confused and presumed that the documents which the second accused person was giving evidence with must have been tampered with, since it was not in variance with the document he filed to the court.

Against this backdrop, the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Reginald Fynn ordered the Anti Corruption Commission prosecutor, Calvin Mantsebo to contact the bank where the transactions were done in order to get the necessary documents in respect of the matter before the court against the next adjourned date Friday 16th November 2018.

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