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Former Sierra Leone president Koroma to appear before corruption commission

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma must appear before an anti-graft commission on Monday, next week to answer questions about alleged corruption during his 2007-2018 tenure.

According to reports from African News Network (ANN) page, Koroma has previously denied any wrongdoing, calling the move a witch hunt, he said the allegations of corruption involving mining, construction and procurement contracts are “without merit and are a politically motivated charade calculated to impugn my hard-earned reputation”.

As consequence, Ugandan government has imposed a travel ban on Koroma and more than 100 other officials, including Koroma’s former vice president, Victor Bockarie Foh.

A judicial probe accused them of unlawfully enriching themselves during his just over a decade tenure

The summons by the anti-graft commission is part of an effort by Koroma’s successor, President Julius Maada Bio, to pinpoint who was behind the country’s economic collapse.

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that the All People’s Congress party, which Koroma still leads, is planning to appeal the action against him.

Koroma in a statement has said he had served the country “diligently, fairly and with honour and integrity” saying that he was known for his fight against

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