Corruption Trial: Samura Kamara, Others Appear in Court

The Judiciary has reported that due to the Armed Forces Day holiday that was observed Friday, 18th February 2022, the trial 0f Dr. Samura Kamara and five co-defendants at the High Court in Freetown will now sit on Tuesday 22nd February, 2022.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara and others are answering separately and co-jointly to 48 counts of corruption offenses that include failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines to do with procurement; management of funds; misappropriation of public funds; abuse of office; fraudulent acquisition of a benefit; knowingly deceiving a principal; and conspiracy to commit a corruption offense.

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Dr Samura Kamara is charged with two counts of deceiving a principal and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of USD2,560,000 disbursed by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sometimes in 2016 for renovation of the New York Chancery Building in the United States of America.

The Exclusive Newspaper reports that, his co-defendants are the Head of the Chancery, Saidu Nallo; former Financial Attache, Foday Yah Fomba Bawoh; Adikalie Foday Suma; Dr Foday Basil Kamara, all staff of the Sierra Leone Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and an American citizen and agent/contractor, Sanders Davis.

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