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Deputy DG of EGTC testifies in 198 drums fuel theft

June 20, 2017 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

The Acting Deputy Director General of the Electricity Generating and Transmission Company (EGTC), John Amara Kabia, yesterday told the High Court judge how the institution discovered the theft of three hundred and ninety-eight drums of fuel at the Black Hall Road power station.

The prosecutor says the oil is valued at nine hundred and sixty-one million, six hundred and twenty-five thousand and fifty Leones (Le961,625,050).

The accused persons- Umaru Daniel Kanu, Alimamy Kanu and John Estrada Jarrett, were before the High Court on 46 counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and larceny by servant, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone

Led in evidence by the State Counsel, Joseph A. Sesay, Kabia told the court that EGTC is a body established by statute to upgrade, maintain and operate all government-owned generation power stations, and supply electricity in the country.

He said the Acting Director General requested the Internal Auditor, Alhaji Charm Bundu, to do an internal auditing on all lubricating oil at the Black Hall Road power station.

He said after the process, it was reported that 398 drums of gulf duplicating oil and five Agina T-40, were not accounted for, and that such prompted the Director General to order him to make a statement at the Criminal Investigations Department.

He said the first accused, Kanu was the Management Accountant that supervises all stores operations and gave information to management about the level of stocks in stores.

He told Justice Alusine Sesay that the second accused was the store keeper and was the custodian of all properties owned by the company, while the third accused was his assistant.

The witness also identifies several exhibits shown to him.

Meanwhile, that was the third prosecution witness led in the High Court out of the seven witnesses the prosecution has planned to summon before it closes case.

The matter would come up again on June 27, 2017 for the third prosecution witness to complete his testimony.

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