The Judiciary of Sierra Leone has issued a press release about the gains made by the Anti-Corruption court since its establishment in 2019 by Chief Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards.

The Anti-Corruption Court was established to look into all corruption cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The court is said to be the first in the sub-region.

The court was established mainly to ensure corruption cases are concluded in an effective, expeditious, and transparent manner.

It is reported that, since the establishment of the court, twenty-seven persons were found guilty and a total of Five Billion Three Hundred and thirty-eight million four hundred and ninety-two Leones old notes have been generated from fines.

The Anti-Corruption Commission ACC was established by the Anti-Corruption Act passed by the Sierra Leone Parliament in 2000 under the leadership of former president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. It supersedes the 1960 Prevention of Corruption Act.

It is established for the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment of corruption, and corrupt practices.