Younger brother of former President Koroma, Thomas Koroma has reached a settlement agreement with the country’s Anti graft agency to repay US$1,27,547.75 which correspondingly a little above one billion Leone.
This was made known to the public in a press statement on the 19 February by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone.
According to the ACC, after thorough investigations by them, T&S Company of No. 2 Lightfoot Boston Street Freetown and of Villa 55 of OAU Village Hill Station was found wanting of failing to pay tax being public funds to wit GST on consultancy fee received from the National Telecommunications Company (NATCOM) in respect of a NATCOM Building Construction project in the sum of one hundred and twenty seven thousand, five hundred and forty seven dollars seventy five cents (USD$ 12754775).
“According to the agreement reached with the ACC, Mr Koroma agreed to pay back in full, the said amount to the ACC within 8 Months with effect from 15 November 2018. He also agreed to pay the sum of forty thousand United States dollars at the commencement of the agreement which he had paid. The remaining balance of seventy two thousand, nine hundred and forty two dollars and forty seven cents will be paid to the ACC in four instalment to be completed no later than 30 June 2019,’’ the release continues
Under the leadership of Francis Ben Kelfaila at the ACC, the commission has recovered over 9 Billion Leones as stolen moneys which has been deposited into the consolidated funds.