MOMOH PUJEH IN THE HOT SOUP AGAIN : ANTI-CORRUPTION INDICTS HIM AND 5 OTHERS

 

Thursday May 12, 2005

Former Minister of Transport and Communication, Momoh Pujeh was among six people indicted in Freetown today by the Anti-Corruption Commission ( ACC).They were indicted for purchasing a substandard fork -lift  at the Sierra Leone Ports Authority.

Those indicted today included the former General Manager of the Ports, one-time soccer idol, Patrick Kemokai ;the erstwhile  Chairman of the institution, Mr. Mohamed Dabo and Ports’ Spokesman , Emmanuel Senessie.

According to reports received from Freetown, the 6 men will make their first appearance in court on Monday when the charges against them will be read to them.

This is the second time that Pujeh has been arrested for alleged corrupt acts. Three years ago, he and his wife were arrested after being found in illegal possession of diamonds . Pujeh and his wife beat the rap and he even went on to become a Parliamentarian.

Kemokai is the most popular man among those indicted in this case. In the 1970s, he was one of Sierra Leone’s greatest soccer stars, starring for local side, Old Edwardians and the national team, Leone Stars.

Pujeh is also popular because he also served under the APC  government in the 1980s.

PHOTO–VALENTINE COLLIER

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