Since the release of the Governance Transition Report by the President Maada Bio government, Sierra Leoneans have been accusing the President of double standards , saying that he himself must be be investigated for corruption against the state.
We bring you the opinions of Sierra Leoneans on social media and the defences of President Bio’s supporters.
WORD NA MOT NOR TO LOAD NA HEAD
I listened the ACC Boss, Francis Kaifala, on 98.1, expressing his quest in fighting corruption in our country Sierra Leone. I must say it’s a very good quest, and would be a good thing for Sierra Leone, depending if he intends to fight corruption fairly, and will not allow those that appointed him into office to tell him what to do . In his remark on air, he told journalists that and I quote:
“I am going to fight the Past, Present, and Future looters.”
He also made it clear that he is ready to and I quote again:
“Investigate Past, Present and Future cases, and his institution is going to be an independent one, separate from politics”
I was happy and proud that a young man like Francis Kaifala could have such thirst to minimize corruption in our beloved country.
But in as much as he has raised the bar in his quest to fight corruption, and based on his statement above which I quoted, I would like to ask the ACC Commissioner the following questions:
Mr. Commissioner in your statement on air, you made it clear that you are going to investigate past, present and future cases, so with regards to the past cases, are you going to investigate:
• Sales of our passports during the NPRC regime, of which our current Speaker of the House Dr Abass Bundu, our dear President Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, and a Chinese man name Frank Yiu were named in some shady deals, which led to an investigation during the Pa Kabba Regime, but after some pep-talks in Gambia where Dr . Bundu hibernated for a while; the said matter took a deep sleep. Mr. Commissioner, it would be best in the interest of the state to wake up serious matters like this, especially when Dr Abass Bundu continues to lie about those sales. This case is still pending at the Magistrate court, where you could easily access the case file. It was alleged that Dr Abass Bundu, sold our passports to a tune of $210,000. Mr. Commissioner, from the receipt below, you can clearly see one transaction, date of transfer, 9th December 1994 from Overseas Trust Bank Limited which is an overseas Bank with account number 003101601, the name of the officer is MR FRANK LIU, the bank reference number is 60042/60023 530 with President Julius Maada Bio’s name clearly visible on the document. The amount stated therein is HKD 387,000. In 1992, the rate of the Hong Kong currency to dollar was 7.7400HKD to US$1. Imagine what the amount would be now in 2018.
• A veteran Politician, Mr. Charles Francis Margai, publicly made it known that there was a diamond found during the NPRC regime of which our current President was Head of State, that was sold under some shady deals, by his brother Steve Bio, which Dr Julius Spencer wanted to bring to the public, but was castigated.
• Are you also going to investigate Dr Dennis Sandy, who is currently serving as Lands Minister for Lands in the SLPP regime for his activities at the Ministry of social welfare and what led to his sack
• Is Musa Tarawally who was Lands Minister during the past regime , but was later sacked because of corrupt practices whilst he was minister, one of those corrupt practices was his involvement in the sale of acres of lands at Crab Town Community In Aberdeen to the Chinese for a whooping sum of $2.5million.
Mr. Commissioner may I remind you also that you categorically made it clear on air that you will investigate cases brought before you, from whatever sources. Well the social media is one source from which I will continuously unearth corrupt cases of past present and future officials of government. If indeed you meant what you said on air over Radio Democracy, I would like to see you open these dead cases, which have being filed at the magistrate court for years.
As a lawyer, you should also know that “Case nor dey die” and that Word Na mot nor to load Na head. Lonta
HERE IS A LEAKED BANK STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT BIO’S ILLEGAL DEPOSIT OF STOLEN SIERRA LEONE MONEY
President Julius Mada Bio is fighting the right fight, but he is the wrong man for the right job, me think. Less than four months ago, this same champion, pretending to be the new messiah in town , was accused of racketeering ($18,000 000.00) eighteen million dollars of state money, he sold our fifty thousand passports, in just three months as head of state of the republic of Sierra Leone. These accusations were made, by no other person, but his former finance secretary, who at then happened, to be his presidential running opponent. Corruption is evil so are the people that Condone and dwelled in it. If we’re serious about fighting corruption why not start from that point and there after! I have no sympathy for any corrupt individual, APC or SLPP.