High Court judge Justice Nicholas Browne-Marke has sentenced Ibrahim Kalilu Manneh and Charles Jaya Kpaka on corruption charges to a five-year jail term each or pay a fine of Le 27,000,000 and Le 13,500,000 respectively.
Ibrahim Kalilu Manneh was the former post master of Bo and Charles Jaya Kpaka, former accountant of Sierra Leone Postal services. They were charged on 47 counts of misappropriating public funds to the tune of fifty four million and fifty thousand Leones, contrary to section 12(1) of the Anti Corruption Act 2000 as amended.
It was alleged that they falsified remittance slips in respect of Inland Money Orders (IMO), thereby giving the impression that the money had been remitted by a customer in favour of one of them.
Justice Brown Marke concluded that the Anti- Corruption Commission proved its case beyond all reasonable doubts in respect of the 45 counts indictment against them as they were found guilty on each count.