Examination Malpractices: Man Jailed 5 Years

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The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Makeni presided over by the Honourable Justice Unisa Kamara has convicted and sentenced Foday Sulaiman Bangura, a Private Security Guard of the Lion Rock Security Agency, and of 16 Maguidi street, Makeni, to pay a fine of Fifty Million Leones or serve Five Years imprisonment following his conviction on One Count of corruption offence.

Foday was convicted on the count of Engaging in Academic Malpractice, contrary to Section 128 (3), of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 12 of 2008 as amended by the Anti-Corruption Act No. 9 of 2019.

He was indicted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Two Counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128 (1), and Engaging in Academic Malpractice, contrary to Section 128 (3), of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 12 of 2008 as amended by the Anti-Corruption Act No. 9 of 2019.

On 27th November, 2020, Foday, at Makeni, conspired with other persons unknown to commit academic malpractice to wit: by impersonating one Abu Bakarr Sankoh, and writing the Business Management paper for the said Abu Bakarr Sankoh during the November/December 2020 private West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Sierra Leone. Abu Bakarr Sankoh remains at large and wanted.

The ACC was represented by Timothy P.M. Sowa Esq.