The Deputy Director of Education and Public Outreach at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Abu Bakarr Turay has in an exclusive interview with The Exclusive disclosed that the ongoing investigation involving former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is in an advanced stage as it nears conclusion and that the Commission will, any time soon, come out with its position on the matter.

However, it is not yet clear as to whether or not the matter will be settled out of court or further legal actions will be taken against the former President and leader of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party.

Speaking further, Abu Bakarr Turay said that after conducting interviews and interrogations with the former president and other Persons of Interest (POIs) on the said matter, the commission is now putting their bits and pieces together to reach its logical conclusion.

He noted that as soon as the process is completed, the ACC is expected to hold confidential meeting with the legal representatives of the former president to inform them about the Commission’s final position regarding the findings of the ongoing investigations.

However, Turay did not give any specific date for the said meeting, but according to him, the former president and other POIs have been very cooperative during the entire process, despite the huge public outcry and concerns raised by some sections of the opposition APC membership.

He cautioned members of the public to stay calm as he assured that the ACC will not be bias in its findings on the former president.

Meanwhile, some of the legal representatives of the former president have confided in this press that they are prepared to meet with the ACC to ascertain the current findings of its investigation and how the two sides will come to an amicable settlement of the matter.

It could be recalled that when the ACC announced the commencement of its investigation against the former president, tens if thousands of people raised some concerns and promised to follow the former president throughout the entire process.