Two Head Teachers Convicted Of Corruption - Sierra Leone News

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Two Head Teachers Convicted Of Corruption

The High Court in Makeni, presided by Hon Justice Unisa Kamara, has on Wednesday May 8, 2019, convicted two head teachers to three years in prison or pays a fine of Le60 million each.

Edward Momodu Salifu Mansaray of the Roman Catholic Primary School Kabala; and Andrew Saio Mansaray of the Wesleyan Church Sierra Leone Primary School, Kabala, Koinadugu District were convicted on two counts of soliciting and accepting advantage contrary to Section 28(2), and abuse of office contrary to Section 42(1) of the Anti-corruption Act No. 12 of 2008 .

Both men pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.

Both convicted persons are fined Le 30 million on each count; or to a term of three years imprisonment to run concurrently.

The third accused person, Mohamed Sulaiman Quraishi, head teacher of the KDEC Primary School, Bankolia, Kabala, pleaded not guilty on both counts. He has been granted bail in the sum of Le150 million. The matter has been adjourned to May 29, 2019.

The Anti-Corruption Commission indicted all three Head Teachers for soliciting and accepting monetary payments from parents and pupils, as a condition to receive the National Primary School Examination Results. 

 The Commission was represented by Lawyer Timothy P. M. Sowa. 

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