ACC warns against dealings with EAP Group of Companies

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Francis Ben Kaifala,ACC Commissioner

By Alhaji Haruna Sani

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in collaboration with the Central Intelligence and Security Agency (CISA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has informed the general public that it had commenced investigation into criminal allegations against the President of the EAP Group of Companies and his company, therefore warning the public against dealings with EAP Group of Companies or “Mother Land City”.

The Ebenezer Almighty Prospers aka EAP Company had marketed the sale of future affordable homes to members of the public which they said would be available for ownership after they would have commenced and continued payments of various sums to them as a basis for the future ownership while construction was underway.

After series of alert and whistling blowing by Dr. Idris Lahai, a popular scholar and social media commentator based in oversea, the Company recently took journalists to their designated site of operations at York village in the outskirts of Freetown.

Unfortunately for the EAP group of Companies, ACC said Joint Surveillance of their activities had started over a month ago and arrests made over a week ago.

According to the ACC press release, preliminary investigation has revealed that the said Company has received payments of deposits for future Homes in a scheme called “Motherland City”, in York Village, in the Western Rural District.

“Investigation has further revealed that the President of the Company had criminal antecedents in Ghana and Nigeria and carries himself with several names such as; Alexander Moses, a Ghanaian, Edward Alex Philips, a Sierra Leonean, Alex Olubode-Philips, a Sierra Leonean, Olufunmilade Adeyemi, a Nigerian, and Aladura Moses in Dubai,” ACC presser revealed.

ACC noted in their release that further details are withheld for now pending full investigation in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFCC) of Nigeria, who have filed an Official Request with the ACC to release the suspect to them for trial.

The ACC therefore informs and advises members of the public to suspend dealings with this company pending further investigation, and encourages any person who has any information or claims against the Company or the individual named herein to visit the ACC’s Information Desk at 3 Gloucester Street, in Freetown and provide details (including any payments already made) while those out of the country with similar claims to make their reports at info@anticorruption.gov.sl.

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