The Former Minister of Youth Affairs, who also served as Ambassador to Iran during the reign of the APC government Alimamy Kamara has last week appeared before Justice Hannah Bonnie to answer to allegations of corruption filed in by the ACC.

The Prosecution Team led by Lawyer Deen Tarawallie brought to court, the record Officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to testify in his case.

He had to apply to the Court to file for an additional witness because the said recorder Alpha Mohamed Gottor was not part of his witnesses, listed at the back of the indictment.

Led in evidence by the Prosecutor from ACC, the Witness Mr Gottor said he did not recognize the accused as former Ambassador to Iran. His tasks are to classify documents, store documents and open files for civil servants sent to the ministry and political appointees sent to our Missions, Embassies and High Commissions.

He told the Court that he has dealt with the accused’s document as Ambassador to the Republic of Iran. “It was a letter of appointment on 22nd June 2016,” which he later tendered to the Court to form part of the exhibit.

The witness furthered that there was a recall letter for the Ambassador to come home, which was signed by President Julius Maada on 3rd May, 2018.

The accused who is on bail is being represented by Lawyer B. Koroma, and Justice Bonnie adjourned the matter to 7th February 2022.

According to Awoko Newspaper, Alimamy Kamara was indicted on nine count charges of failure to declare assets, income and liabilities, contrary to Section 122 (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act. No. 12 of 2008, as amended by the Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Act No. 9 of 2019.

His indictment was pursuant to a referral made to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) by the Commissions of Inquiry set up to investigate officials of the past administration between 2007 and 2018.