Commission Of Inquiry… Ex-Ministers, Others To Be Extradited

 

The Government of Sierra Leone, report has it, will anytime from now, make good on one of the recommendations made in the Governance Transition Team Report which is the establishment of Commission of Inquiry to investigate and prosecute allegations of financial improprieties alleged to have been committed by some officials that served in the former President Koroma led APC administration.

Information reaching this press indicates that very soon the Commission will be formally instituted and will start its work immediately. According to reliable source, the Nigerian Judge who has been appointed to head the Commission is expected any time from now. Sources say, the government will put out a public notice asking all those whose names are on the list that are out of the country to return home to face the Commission. Once the Commission begins its work, the government, sources say, will formally ask host countries where any suspect is known to be resident to extradite that person.

Meanwhile, the National Secretary General of the All People’s Congress (APC), Ambassador Foday Osman Yansaneh has said their party officials who served in the former government have nothing to fear. He said, he had sent out to those that are currently abroad to return home and defend themselves.

The APC scribe furthered that the party stands for transparency and accountability and therefore is not averse to the inquiry as long as it is conducted legally and fairly.

When the GTT released its report; it could be recalled, former President Koroma who was out of the country at the time dismissed allegations of corruption against him personally referent to them as “nonsense.’ He stated that after a well-earned vacation, he will return to the country to respond to the allegations made against him.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the 30th of July, 2018, the corruption matter pressed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) involving former Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh and two others was postponed by the ACC Commissioner to the 20th August, 2018 in order to be properly before the court.