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Freetown: Anti-Corruption Commissioner’s office vandalized

By  | 8 January 2010 at 01:41 | 528 views

The Patriotic Vanguard has learnt from a reliable source that the Anti Corruption Commissioner’s office in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was vandalized early this week by some "unknown criminals and enemies of progress" in Sierra Leone.

The sources told this paper that the main reason behind this week’s thuggish break-in was to steal physical evidences which the commissioner has acquired in on-going cases against prominent government officials.

According to the same sources, it was disclosed that numerous death threats were made on the ACC boss, Mr. Abdul Tejan-Cole(photo). According to one of the sources, “knowing his steadfastness for truth and justice, he is calm, composed and determined more than ever to show the world that the confidence reposed in him by the government and the people of Sierra Leone will be acted upon to its fullest” and went on: “Mr. Tejan-Cole will continue to do his work and will not be deterred”.

It may be recalled that ACC has for some months been probing into the activities of several senior government officals. The allegations against these officials include misappropriation of public funds, misappropriation of donor funds, abuse of office, abuse of position, and corrupt acquisition of wealth, fraudulent or willful or negligent failure to comply with procurement laws or procedures and conflict of interest.

The President of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Bai-Koroma has called for Mr. Abdul Tejan-Cole to be given a free access to all documents and witnesses pertaining to his investigations. The president has has yet again demonstrated his intention to rid his administration of that free-for-all (Gbashi-Gbashi) phenomenon that has affected past governments in the country.