Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission arrests former Director-General of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration

For allegedly interfering with ACC investigations, manipulating witnesses and attempting to mislead the Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone on Friday arrest the former Director-General of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA), Dr. Sarah Bendu and her husband, Mr. Dante Bendu.

Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu . Photo credit The Standard Times Press

Dr. Sarah Bendu and her husband, Mr. Dante Bendu have both been detained by the ACC early this Friday morning, 11th January 2018.

Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu who had been on bail since December 22nd, 2018 following investigations into massive corruption at the SLMA during her brief tenure, and her husband, are alleged to have been directly interfering with ACC investigations, manipulating witnesses, attempting to mislead the Commission through interferences with known witnesses and suspects of the Commission and other related obstruction actions.

According to the ACC press release, the arrests are to protect the integrity of the investigation going forward, adding that the ACC thrives on integrity of investigations within the public domain and will not tolerate any tampering of witnesses or investigations by any individual under any circumstances. 

The Commission reassure the general public of its commitment to protecting government property, revenue and resources. 

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