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Press Release: ACC warns against staff impersonation

September 23, 2015 

It has come to the attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that despite repeated caution, certain persons continue to unlawfully demand and extort monies from innocent and unsuspecting members of the public by falsely representing themselves as staff of the Commission.

The Public is hereby informed that no ACC staff should ask for, or demand money, or favor from anyone in the performance of their duties. The Public is therefore advised to demand and confirm an identification if approached by any person(s) purporting to be staff of the ACC.  Any act of extortion, demand, or blackmail should be reported to the ACC (free phone line – Airtel- 161), or the nearest police station.

By this notice, all and any person(s) engaged in the impersonation of ACC staff are warned to desist forthwith as it constitutes an offence under Section 76 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.The Public is further informed imposters have been prosecuted and convicted in the High Court of Sierra Leone, and the C0mmission will continue to do so, as and when, the need arises.

The Commission wishes to reassure citizens of its continued resolve to fight corruption at all levels across the country.

Koloneh Sankoh

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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