The dragnet of the Anti Corruption Commission has caught up with the Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration, Phillip S. J. Lukulay as he was indicted on 194 counts charges yesterday.
His indictment includes Misappropriation of public funds contrary to section 36(1), abuse of position contrary to section 43, fraudulent acquisition of public funds contrary to section 48(1)(a). Furthermore, he was indicted for failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to management of public funds contrary to section 48(2)(b), abuse of office contrary to section 42(1), conspiracy to commit a corrupt act contrary to section 128(1), offering an advantage to a public officer contrary to section 35(2) and failure to comply with a requirement under section 130(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act.
Sources within the ACC intimated Awoko that the former Executive Director is alleged to have made payment to the Parliamentary Oversight Committee to the tune of over Le20m for the facilitation of an amendment to an act, without documentary evidence.
He is alleged to have made other payments to Chiefdom Authorities without no documentary evidence, as well as inflating leave allowances, per diem for overseas trip, and rent allowances.
ACC sources also disclosed that he was further indicted in respect of vast sums of monies he spent on repairs to his private vehicle, in which it is alleged that he had no documentary proof, and also a number of counts relating to fuel, which has been dubbed as ‘abuse of fuel’.
The Executive Director has been granted bail to the tune of three hundred million (Le300, 000, 000) with two sureties to provide security in the form of real property of the same value.
By Samuel John