NMA Mines Compliance Officer Indicted on Corruption

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on the 26thAugust, 2021, filed an indictment against Daniel KapriSesay, a Mines Compliance Officer of the National Mineral Agency (NMA), and of No. 26 Azolini Highway, Makeni, on 5 counts of corruption offences.

The offences include 1 count of Peddling Influence, contrary to Section 31(4); and 4 counts of Accepting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28(2)(a); of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act No. 12 of 2008 as amended by the Anti-Corruption (Amendment Act, No. 9 of 2019.

According to the particulars of offence, Daniel, on diverse dates between 1st February, 2021 and 29th February 2021, peddled influence and accepted an advantage for himself in order to make use of his influence to obtain a benefit from a public body.

Between the said dates, Daniel, accepted the sums of Five Thousand US Dollars (US$5,000), Two Thousand US Dollars (US$2,000) and Three Hundred US Dollars (US$300) respectively for himself from businessmen of Chi Clmentand SimpliceBedy, in order to make use of his influence to facilitate the release and conveyance to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, of 15 Kilograms of gold valued at US$350,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars).

Daniel also accepted without lawful consideration an IPhone 11 in consideration for him to trace and apprehend one FatmataBomporoSesay, a businesswoman involved in the sale of the said 15 Kilogram of gold.

Meanwhile, Daniel is expected to make his first appearance in the High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Freetown on 4th October, 2021.