A police detective from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has revealed that a swift transfer of the sum of One Million Forty-Nine Thousand Seventy-Five United States Dollars was sent to the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
This was disclosed during a testimony in court that the transfer was made to the UBA by a company in the United States (US) called Touch of Fame FZ trading to a branch in Sierra Leone bearing the same name.
Making his testimony on Monday 16th November 2020 at the Court No. 2 in Freetown before Magistrate Mark Ngeba of the Pademba Road, Prosecution Witness 3 Police Detective 15055, Samuel Bamie Fevie testified that he is attached to the Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU), noting that he recognized the accused person, Alice cooper.
He accounted that on the 16th November 2018, he received an intelligent report of a swift transfer to the bank for the said amount and that on receipt of the information from FIU, he was assigned to investigate the matter.
He explained that on the 3rd of December 2018, Alice Cooper was invited to the TOCU at Hastings for interview by him, Detective Alie Mansaray and Detective Abdulai Kargbo and that the accused was interviewed.
He furthered that together with some of his colleagues, they went to the Headquarters of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) at Charlotte Street in Freetown and interviewed some staff members of the bank on the issue.
The accused was put on bail and the matter was adjourned to the 26th November 2020.