Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 April 2016
President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone may not have been personally named in the Panama Corruption papers, but corporate information believed to have been published by Bloomberg on its website is shocking. (Photo: Details of president Koroma’s involvement in the running of Koidu Holdings – courtesy of Mamba TV).
It reveals that president Koroma is not only serving as the president of Sierra Leone, but also and contrary to the country’s Constitution is registered and acting as the President of Koidu Holdings – the largest diamond mining company in Sierra Leone.
Koidu Holdings is one of the companies listed in the Panama corruption papers, involved in dodgy offshore investment dealings.
Corporate information showing Koroma’s direct involvement with Koidu Holdings, now appears to have been redacted by Bloomberg on their website. See photo below.
But the poor people of Sierra Leone will continue to hold president Koroma to account, and demand that he be impeached by parliament with immediate effect, if this story is true.
The Sierra Leone Telegraph will bring you more on this story later today.