In a significant development, the Court of Appeal has directed Dr. Samura Kamara to promptly present himself to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for a thorough criminal investigation.
“COMMISSION OF INQUIRY: Court of Appeal has ordered Dr. Samura Kamara to immediately report to the Anti-Corruption Commission for criminal investigations against him,” Sierra Leone’s Judiciary posted on their social media handles.
Justices Ivan Sesay, Alhaji Momoh-Jah Stevens, and Adrian Fisher stipulated that if Dr. Kamara fulfills the financial obligations outlined in the Government White Paper, he will be exempt from prosecution.
The ACC contends that Dr. Kamara, along with five co-accused individuals, misled authorities and mishandled public funds, specifically in the context of the Chancery Building renovation project in New York. Despite vehemently denying these allegations, Dr. Kamara asserts that they are politically motivated, orchestrated to sully his reputation and image.
This latest development intensifies the legal battle surrounding corruption accusations, with Dr. Samura Kamara firmly denying any wrongdoing and characterizing the charges as part of a calculated smear campaign against him.