Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leone’s ex president was on Monday questioned by a commission investigating alleged corruption and embezzlement committed during his presidency, Africa News reported, saying that two officials confirmed the news on condition of anonymity.
A commission member said that the former head of state was questioned at a secret location after his hearing was cancelled twice for security reasons.
After the current President Julius Maada Bio promised to recover tens of millions of dollars that have disappeared in his fight against corruption and waste of public funds, several former officials of the Koroma administration have also been arrested.
In March, a commission of inquiry concluded that millions of dollars remained unaccounted for after reviewing the accounts of ministries and state-owned enterprises, dating back to Koroma’s years in office between 2007 and 2018.
Like Koroma, some 130 prominent figures linked to his regime are banned from leaving the country.
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