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The Anti Corruption claimed that the first indictee, Mannah Lahai of 18 Taylor Street, Wellington being Supervisor of the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) in the 2019 private West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination Centre at Fatibu Technical Junior Secondary School accepted an advantage.

The charge sheet indicated that the indictee accepted advantage in a document on 27 September 2019 by showing favor to a person sitting the private Mathematics for the West Africa Senior Secondary Examination Certificate at the Fatibu Technical Junior Secondary School Examination Centre.

In the case of the second indictee, Mohamed Kamara of 23 Consider Lane Calaba Town, he is alleged to have accepted an advantage on 7th September 2019, on behalf of Mannah Lahai the Principal of Fatibu Technical Junior Secondary School at Peacock Farm, Wellington.

The Anti Corruption Commission also claimed that the third indictee, Edward Lamboi of 5 Magnus Street Wellington, on 7th September 2019 at the Fatibu Technical Junior Secondary School without lawful excuse assaulted one Musa Sesay, a police officer who was part of the Anti Corruption team  that stormed the said Fatibu Technical Junior Secondary School.

After the charges were put to the three indictees, Counsel for the Anti Corruption Commission, Kwaygor Amara applied to the court for the indictees to be tried by Judge alone instead of Judge and Jury.

In light of the charges preferred against the indictees, the adjudicating Judge, Hon. Justice Cosmotila Jarrett admitted them to bail in the sum of one hundred million Leones each in like sum.

The bail bond indicated that the indictees should produce two sureties, who should be residents in the Freetown Judicial District in Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

The presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Cosmotila Jarrett also ordered that the three indictees, Mannah Lahai, Mohamed Kamara and Edward Lamboi should surrender their traveling documents to the court, and they should not travel outside the jurisdiction of Sierra Leone without the knowledge of the court.

The matter comes up again on Monday 30th September this year for further hearing.

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