The Anti-Corruption Commission has placed a five-year ban on Mrs. Abibatu Parana Tarawally, the wife of Paran Umaru Tarawally, the suspended clerk of parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone

The ACC reported that, they have concluded their investigation of the Clerk of Parliament, Umar Paran Tarawallie and wife and imposes 5 year Ban from holding Public office on wife who admitted responsibility and have recovered the full sum received as salary plus 10% interest from her.

The commission revealed that, Mrs. Abibatu Parana Tarawally has refunded the full amount received and agreed to settle the matter under Section 89 (1)(b)(i)(ii) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008 (as amended in 2019).

In additional, she has been mandated to pay an additional 10% interest on the recovered amount, totalling Le 15,642. She is barred from holding public office for at least five years, as stipulated by the Anti-Corruption Act.

For the Clerk, they maintained that, they have  refered his matter for strong administrative action by the President for failure in his supervisory responsibility despite denying knowledge.

Revealing their key findings, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) maintained that, Mrs. Abibatu Parana Tarawally was employed as a Human Resource (HR) Officer and received salaries and allowances from September 2021 to March 2023, a total of 19 months, that her net monthly salary was Le 7,676, that she admitted to working only a few days after her employment in November 2021 before falling ill, necessitating travel abroad for medical treatment and that She received a total of Le 156,422 in salaries and allowances during this period.

The investigation confirmed that the total sum of Le 156,422 received by Mrs. Tarawally has been recovered and deposited into the ACC Recovery Account.