Hajj-Gate: VP Foh Signed for $500,000

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The witness who was one of the signatories to the 2017 Hajj account further disclosed that on the 11 August 2017, the Hajj Committee made an erroneous request signed by the first accused, Sheka Sahid Kamara. 

He further added that the Office of the Vice President requested for $314,000 signed by Sheka Sahid Kamara and another request of $500,000 signed by the former Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh. 

He went on to tell the crowded court that the Ministry of Social Welfare also entered into a $2 million loan agreement with the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank and that all of the money, was sent to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj preparations. 

He added that after approving the disbursement of $314,000 to the Hajj Committee, the witness revealed that he was surprised to find out that the money was withdrawn from a different account other than the one he had approved. The matter comes up again on Friday.