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Head Teachers convicted on corruption offences

May 10, 2019

Justice Unisa Kamara presiding at the High Court in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 8th May convicted two head teachers 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 respectively.

Edward Momodu Salifu Mansaray of the Roman Catholic Primary School and Andrew Saio Mansaray of the Wesleyan Church Sierra Leone Primary School in Kabala, Koinadugu District pleaded guilty to the charges.

Both convicted persons were fined Thirty Million Leones (Le 30,000,000) on each count; or to a term of three years imprisonment to be ran concurrently.

However, the third accused person, Mohamed Sulaiman Quraishi, Head Teacher of the KDEC Primary School, Bankolia, Kabala, denied the charges.

The court has granted bail to him in the sum of one hundred and fifty million Leones (Le150, 000,000/00). The matter has been adjourned to the 29th May, 2019.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission indicted the three Head Teachers for soliciting and accepting advantage, in the form of monetary payments, from parents and pupils, as a condition to receive the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) Results.

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

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