October 19, 2015 By Hawa Amara
Justice Abdulai Cham of the Freetown High Court last Friday handed a three years imprisonment term on one Moses Allie, who was found guilty of posing as an official of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The accused was arraigned on two counts of impersonation contrary to Section 26 of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act No.12 of 2008, and for attempting to obtain an advantage in consideration of protecting a person from legal proceeding contrary to Section 4(1)(a) of the same Act.
ACC prosecutor, Abdul Rahman Mansaray, had alleged that the accused on 1st and 9th June, 2014, at the Schelenker Secondary School in Port Loko, Northern province, told Chernoh Sahid Kamara, Principal of the school who was being investigated by the ACC, that he was an official of the commission and that he could protect him from arrest.
The particulars of offence further stated that the accused, on the same date and place, obtained the sum of nineteen million, five hundred thousand Leones from the principal.
Justice Cham ruled that the prosecution had proven its case against the accused person beyond all reasonable doubt and therefore sentenced the accused to one year imprisonment on count one, and three years on count two.
He concluded that the jail term should run concurrently.