Pieces of Gold
Given an opportunity to serve his people so they can benefit from the natural resources of their country, a Mines Compliance Officer, Daniel Kapri Serry, elected to execute his duties by peddling influence and accepting an advantage for himself.
In a press release, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on 26August, 2021, filed an indictment against him (Daniel Kapri Serry), a Mines Compliance Officer of the National Mineral Agency (NMA), and of No. 26 Azolini Highway, Makeni, on five (5) counts of corruption offences.
“The offences include One (1) count of Peddling Influence, contrary to section 31(4); and Four (4) counts of Accepting an Advantage, contrary to Section 28(2)(a); of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act No. 12 of 2008 as amended by the Anti-Corruption (Amendment Act, No. 9 of 2019,” the ACC stated.
According to the particulars of offence, Daniel Kapri Serry, on diverse dates between 1 February, 2021 and 29 February 2021, peddled influence and accepted an advantage for himself in order to make use of his influence to obtain a benefit from a public body. Between the said dates, Daniel Kapri Serry, accepted the sums of Five Thousand US Dollars (US$5,000), Two Thousand US Dollars (US$2,000) and Three Hundred US Dollars (US$300) respectively for himself from businessmen of CHI CLMENT and SIMPLICE BEDY, in order to make use of his influence to facilitate the release and conveyance to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, of 15 Kilograms of gold valued at US$350,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars). Daniel Kapri Serry also accepted without lawful consideration an IPhone 11 in consideration for him to trace and apprehend one Fatmata Bomporo Sessay, a businesswoman involved in the sale of the said 15 Kilogram of gold.
“Daniel Kapri Serry is expected to make his first appearance in the High Court of Sierra Leone Holden in Freetown on 4October, 2021,” the release stated.