Seven staff of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank are reported to have been involved in a conspiracy to defraud by stealing the whopping sum of Le 1 Billion old notes and Forty-eight thousand US dollars ($48,000).
The Minute Newspaper revealed that between Friday 13th to Monday 16th January 2023, some seven (7) staff at the Kissy Mess Mess Branch of the bank, conspired with some unknown persons and stole the whopping sum of Le 1 Billion old notes and Forty-eight thousand United States Dollars ($48,000) from the institution.
This matter was reported to the police by the Branch Manager and is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters.
Six of the suspects were arrested and the seventh is on the run.
According to the investigation, the seven suspects are Ishmail Sillah (the alleged ringleader, now on the run), John Kamara, Muctarr Balegun, Iye Bundu, Alice Luma Makieu, Elizabeth Kumba Kpatewa, and Alusine Conteh. The six are helping the police in their investigation.