ACC probes alleged corruption in cash transfer payments

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is currently investigating anomalies and alleged corruption in the cash transfer payment to vulnerable persons in the Bombali district under the Social Safety Net program of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).

The move by the commission was necessitated by a report aired by the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Television on alleged corrupt act in the payment of cash transfer to support vulnerable groups in Makeni during the last three-day lockdown. The act was allegedly done in collusion with NaCSA staff attached to the district and there are videos of victims testifying what exactly happened.

A release from the commission disclosed that five persons connected to the alleged corrupt act have been arrested and detained to assist with the investigations.

Those arrested include; NaCSA Northern Regional Coordinator, Brian Smart Kanu, Bombali District Coordinator, Sheik Borbor Kamara, Finance and Admin, Ramatu Obai Sesay, Data Analyst, Mohamed Lansana and ACC District Monitor for Bombali,Johnette Kanu.

The anti-graft agency also disclosed that the commission’s District Monitor in Bombali has been suspended, pending investigations.

According to the commission, her role was to monitor payments and report any anomalies with regards the process of payment but failed to do so.

“The investigation is at advance stages and the public will be promptly notified on its progress and conclusion,” the release stated

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