HIGH COURT IN SIERRA LEONE DISMISSED CASE AGAINST FORMER STATE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

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HIGH COURT IN SIERRA LEONE DISMISSED CASE AGAINST FORMER STATE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

HIGH COURT IN SIERRA LEONE DISMISSED CASE AGAINST FORMER STATE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

A high court in #SierraLeone has dismissed a case against former State House Chief of Staff, Dr Richard Konteh after the state failed to continue with it, says the now former accused.

He was alleged to have issued a forged executive order to allow a timber dealer to export despite a long-running ban on such, and was subsequently sacked. According to a state house release at the time the alleged action was tantamount to “undermining existing institutional arrangements and exposing government to potential loss of revenue”.

It stated that the president did issue a waiver for the businessman, Allie Sumah despite the ban, but for a limited stock which Konteh allegedly exceeded. He’s always denied the allegations and sounded relieved today when talking to me.

@Umaru Fofana

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