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Surety arrested, jailed as WAEC Examiner flees

November 17, 2017 By Regina Pratt

Justice Ernest Gooding has sent Edmund Alieu Kabo, a surety for Sahr Mani, an examiner of the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC), to jail after the former deceived the court with a fake medical report.

Kabo had informed the court that the accused was ill and that he would make the medical report available on the next adjourned date.

But he presented a lab test report to the court dated April 10, 2016, which led to his arrest and incarceration at the Pademba Road Correctional Centre.

Mohamed P. Konneh, a teacher at the Ansarul Islamic Secondary School, and Sahr Mani of Government Technical Secondary School in Freetown, were jointly charged on five counts of conspiracy, accepting an advantage, soliciting an advantage to abuse of office contrary to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Act of 2008.

According to the ACC indictment, the accused persons on diverse dates between 12 April and 15 June in 2017, while servings as examiners for General Mathematics, improperly conferred an advantage on one Amie Fayia, a candidate for the West Africa Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE) by allowing her to re-sit the said paper.

ACC lawyer, A. P. Juwah, told the judge that the surety’s attitude was a blatant attempt to deceive the court that the accused was ill, thus applying that warrant of arrest be issued against him, and the surety be arrested.

The judge duly granted the application and ordered the surety’s incarceration till Thursday, 23 November.