ACC indicts director of surveys and lands on corruption offence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 April 2019:

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) last Saturday, 27th March 2019, charged the country’s Director of Surveys and Lands at the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment – with one count of Abuse of Office contrary to Section 42(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008.

Mr. Christian Harold Abioseh Pratt has been indicted for using his office to improperly confer an advantage to a non-deserving person.

According to the particulars of offence cited by the ACC, the offence was committed by Christian Harold Abioseh Pratt between the 1st July 2017 and the 18th July 2017.

It is alleged that Pratt improperly conferred an advantage on Martin Torto – alias Junior Bio, by  instructing and authorising one Abu Bakarr Magid-Sesay  to prepare a report unlawfully and conferring beneficial interest in State land on Martin Torto – alias Junior Bio.

Christian Harold Abioseh Pratt is expected to make his first appearance at the High Court of Sierra Leone in Freetown on 10th April, 2019.


  1. The only thing that bothers me in this whole episode is why Mr. Martin Torto is using Junior Bio as alias to carry out dubious arrangements. I hope he did not impersonate with that alias name to get favour. He should have respect for the president’s surname. I hope the police will investigate further.

  2. This is exactly what we want in the country – to curb the corruption which has dwindled the country´s economy. Anyone in charge of such practices must be brought to court to face judgement. It seems corruption is being phased out from the good old days APC was in power.
    I am really happy about our brother his excellency the president doing all he can to put a stop to those mal-practices.
    Thanks very much brother. We honour and respect you for all you are doing to bring Sierra Leone to light.

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