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NASSIT takes two defaulters to court

September 12, 2019

By Ibrahim K. Turay

Magistrate Mark Negeba at the Pademba Road Court No. 1 yesterday issued a bench warrant to two defaulters- Abu Bakarr Saccoh of Harvest Secondary School and  Abdul Rahman Bangura of Rokel Technical CO. for allegedly failing to pay National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) contributions for their  staff.

The accused were charged to court on two counts of failing to pay Social Security contributions contrary to Section 32)1) (c) of the NASSIT Act No. 5. of 2001.

The charge sheet says the defaulters did not give reasonable excuse as to why they didn’t comply with the provision of the aforementioned Act and its regulations.

Lawyer Fara Khan Sesay alleges that Trust Security, being an establishment and employer respectively under the NASSIT Act No. 5. Of 2001, on diverse dates between February 2017 and September 2018 at 5 Bailey Street, Brookfield in Freetown, failed to pay social security contributions for its workers to the Trust within the required period

However, since the accused failed or refused to appear before the court to answer to the charges, the Magistrate issued bench warrant for them and adjourned the matter to 18nd September, 2019.

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