Massive fraud exposed at Sierra Leone embassy in China

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2020:

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) sources in Freetown last night confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that the ACC is investigating the disappearance of almost One Million Dollars from a Sierra Leone Embassy Bank account held in Beijing, China, and operated by Sierra Leone’s former vice president Victor Foh (Photo above) when he was head of the embassy under the Koroma-led APC government.

According to reports, a total of US$922,455.39 was withdrawn from the account and remain unaccounted for.

The ACC is believed to be questioning a former senior official at the Sierra Leone embassy in Beijing about the cash, and will also be interviewing the former Ambassador to China and vice president – Victor Bockarie Foh (Photo – left) this week.

According to reports, Sierra Leone’s current Ambassador to China – Ernest Ndomahina discovered the bank account in the name of the Sierra Leone Embassy at the Bank of China. The account was opened and operated from January 2015 to December 2019.

The application for the opening of the bank account with the Bank of China is understood to have been made by Sierra Leone’s former Ambassador to China, Victor Bockarie Foh on 8th December 2014, so that people can make donations to Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola epidemic, as well as to receive all other donations made to the government and people of Sierra Leone.

It is alleged that in Foh’s application to open the bank account, Ambassador Foh informed the bank that the only person authorized to sign cheques for withdrawals from the special account was the Minister Counselor at the Embassy, Mr. Unisa Sahid Kamara who is now being questioned by the ACC.

According to embassy officials in Beijing, the existence of the special account was not brought to the attention of Ambassador Ernest M. Ndomahina upon taking up office as Sierra Leone’s new ambassador to China.

The disappearance of $18 million of Ebola funds under the former APC government was the subject of an investigation by the ACC. Many of those named in the report are yet to face justice.

3 Comments

  1. Hahahaha, hey Abu Conteh, long time. What happen? Was it my constant fact checks of your derangement utterance along with your FAKE NEWS peddling that get you running back to your shelter? Anyway, good to hear from you again. I hope this time you stick around and not go hiding the minute your feathers are ruffle.

    By the way, until you and your delusional FAKE NEWS peddlers provides evidence of the SLPP office in Makeni showing any semblance of an arson attempt, i suggest you stop making yourself look bad in this noble intellectual forum. Remember, our up country houses are roof with a combination of corrugated zincs and timber boards, the introduction of fire to such structures usually have obvious lasting effects. Do us a favor, wake up from your slumber, and get a reality check from your propagandist nature to provide us some proof.

  2. Corruption, corruption, corruption. Almost every patriotic Sierra Leonean will attest to the pervasiveness of corruption in all facets of our society. While everyone agrees that we must tackle head on this menace to society for our nation to develop; those given the responsibility to champion the fight have always employ unscrupulous tactics, exacerbating the very issue they claim to be fighting against.

    During the days of EBK, despite the overwhelming evidence of corrupt practices within the government officials, the ACC czars exempt a majority of these officials for corruption investigation. Today with Maada Bio in power, Ben Kelfala, the current ACC czar has constantly been shielding his party officials found wanting for corruption while focusing the spotlight on previous regime officials. By all indications, I think it’s about time we rename the ACC to a more befitting description, ‘Corrupt ruling regime officials protective organ’.

  3. The Sierra Leone Telegraph is turning out to be a seer. In a 2013 article, the paper predicted exactly what the man at the center of the Fraud is capable of doing and will do. True to the paper’s prediction, the former Ambassador turn VP did not disappoint. The only people who seem disappointed or surprise are Muturi of God Bless fame, Stagazer of lol fame and the sly Young4na who is on record of denying that there was no arson at the SLPP office in Makeni, simply because to him for arson to occur the entire property has to burn to ashes. I think he should look at the definition of arson to know that his thinking is flawed or handicapped.

    Look at the link of that 2013 article and try as much as you can to spin that this fraud was not predicted and that it did not take place.

    https://www.thesierraleonetelegraph.com/is-the-sierra-leone-embassy-in-china-a-criminal-syndicate/

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