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SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Summary of Evidence Submitted does not support some of Indictment of Afsatu Kabba
Count 1 and Count 2 of the ACC’s 17-count indictment against Hon. Haja Afsatu Kabba are identical in nature to Count 9 and Count 10. They all reference a $3,000 dollars allegedly solicited and collected by Madam Lilian Lisk from her Chinese Business partners to allegedly bribe erstwhile Fisheries Minister Afsatu Olayinka Kabba to license Chinese boats. Well, one might be tempted to assume that there are two separate incidents of $3,000 allegations but the SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE submitted does not support this.
Mar 16, 2010, 06:35

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Scanned Copy of the Indictment of Hon. Afsatu Olayinka Kabba
Please take note that although the indictment is signed and dated for 12th March 2010, it was only sent to Court this morning of 15th March 2010. Meanwhile, the Commissioner Abdul Tejan-Cole has flown out of the country. The ACC has asked for a TWO MONTHS ADJOURNMENT which was objected to on the grounds that the reputation of Hon. Haja Afsatu Kabba was at stake and a speedy trial was necessary.
AFSATU OLAYINKA EBISHOLA KABBA on a date unknown between June 2009 and October 2009 at Freetown, in the Western Area of Sierra Leone, being the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources and a Public Officer, solicited an advantage, to wit: the sum of Three Thousand United States Dollars (US$3,000.00) from Lilian Ada Lisk of Okeky Fishing Agency as an inducement for performing an act in her capacity as a Public Officer to wit: the issuance of licenses for fishing boats operated by the said Okeky Fishing Agency.
CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE SCANNED COPIES OF THE INDICTMENT
Mar 15, 2010, 16:16

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
But Afsatu Has Said Nothing!
This writer was confused last Friday to see Sorie Fofana of Global Times issue a subtle threatening warning to Hon. Afsatu Kabba that she should not argue with ACC’s Abdul Tejan-Cole simply because Cole has enormous discretionary powers. It is not my intention to engage a dear brother, Sorie, in his opinions on this ongoing ACC investigation of our sister, Afsatu Kabba. However, I am perplexed because since the day she was molested, almost a month ago, by combined forces of BBC and ACC, Hon. Afsatu Kabba has said NOTHING against Tejan-Cole over the utterly humiliating treatment she and her family have received because of their service to this Nation.
Mar 15, 2010, 15:42

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Anti Corruption Commission Files 17 Count Charge Against Hon. Afsatu Kabba
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone has, in an unexpected move, this morning filed a seventeen count charge against Fisheries Minister Hon. Haja Afsatu Kabba alleging that she solicited cash from a Chinese company named CNFC through Lilian Lisk of Okeky Agencies as well as alleging that she abused her office by employing her son and her other associates as Marine Protection Officers. None of the counts involve corruption of Government money. They are all alleging abuse of office and soliciting from Lilian Lisk. Hon. Afsatu Kabba has just been taken to court and should appear in front of Justice Nicholas Browne-Marke. An interesting aspect of the indictment is that it states that Afsatu Kabba did not sign to receive the alleged amounts but that Lilian Lisk signed on her behalf from the Chinese. Meanwhile, it has now emerged that Mr. Bashiru Konneh, one of the ACC's lead investigators of Afsatu Kabba has close ties to the country's shady FISH MAFIA. We will bring you more details soon.
Mar 15, 2010, 12:18

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
ACC & Afsatu Kabba: From Sublimely Ridiculous to Psychotic!
This newspaper has continued to report on the questionable antics of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) agents. The latest reaching this press indicates ACC agents yesterday March 11th 2010 seemingly strong-armed the Permanent Secretary (P.S.) of the Ministry of Fisheries, Mr. Paul Sandy for having spoken to this newspaper about the intimidation he was being subjected to in what is suspected to be blackmailing tactics to get him to falsely indict the Fisheries Minister Afsatu Kabba.
Mar 12, 2010, 17:30

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Is ACC Boss Embarking on a Radical Witch-hunt against Hon. Afsatu Kabba?
It has come to the knowledge of News Time Africa Magazine that the Anti-Corruption commissioner himself may have become corrupt. Some of the allegations levied against Abdul Tejan Cole range from abuse of power to becoming politicised by the current regime. He has gone out of his scope and seems to clamour around political influence in the discharge of his duties. The Cabinet in Sierra Leone is a loose makeup of factions. Infighting and position juggling is reminiscent of the structure of the present cabinet in Sierra Leone – and the ACC Commissioner has allowed himself to be sucked up into this dangerous political mess.
Mar 12, 2010, 17:16

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, After Fruitless House-Hunting for Non-Existent Afsatu House... : ACC ‘Intimidates’ Fisheries Permanent Secretary
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources, Mr. Paul Sandy has informed Awareness Times that in the evening hours of yesterday March 10th 2010, he was put under "serious intimidation" by investigators of the country’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) which latter’s activities lately have smacked of a lack of integrity. Although ACC Boss, Abdul Tejan-Cole informed Public Radio that the ACC had no more witnesses in their investigation of Hon.
Mar 11, 2010, 17:34

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Tejan Cole Breaks ACC’s Silence on Hon. Afsatu O. E. Kabba but...
What was widely condemned as sheer arrogance from the Anti Corruption Commissioner Abdul Tejan-Cole in his refusal to provide clarity on the controversial ACC investigation of Minister Haja Afsatu Kabba ended yesterday, March 9th 2010, when he broke his silence on the matter. Commissioner Tejan-Cole spoke on Radio FM98.1 yesterday morning in which he handled varied issues emerging out of the controversy.
Mar 10, 2010, 17:14

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
How Much Can Afsatu Pay Dr. Sylvia Blyden?
I hear some of the detractors of one of Sierra Leone’s greatest women, Hon. Afsatu Kabba, are peddling nonsense that I must have been paid money to write and defend Hon. Afsatu Kabba. In response, I just want to ask this question: How Much Can Afsatu Kabba Pay Me to Get Me to Bond Myself in sum of Le500,000,000 for her? How much cash will cause me to risk the only house I own in this world and for which my mother toiled 16 years to build?
Mar 8, 2010, 16:02

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
President Ernest Koroma Commends & Endorses Afsatu Kabba’s Policies in Sierra Leone
...This again was the position that had been taken by Minister Afsatu Kabba as that was the Law which, as a result of complicity & connivance, has been rarely enforced since it was enacted. As a result of the immovable position of Minister Afsatu Kabba, the Fish Companies had taken the Minister to Parliament. The Minister had stood her ground and instead told the Parliamentary Sub-Committee that since they [Parliament] had the power to change the Law, it was up to them to change it but she would not be relenting on that stance. All in all, the State House Meeting ensured that the whole world was made known what the position of the President was in the matter of the Reformation of the country's chaotic Fisheries Sector by his able and dynamic Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR MORE
Mar 5, 2010, 18:18

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Afsatu Kabba is not building 2 Houses
Sources close to Hon. Haja Afsatu O.E. Kabba, the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources of Sierra Leone have denounced the Tuesday edition of a local tabloid which had published that the Minister was building two huge mansions simultaneously. The tabloid had even showed photographs of the alleged two houses now proven to be yet another ploy to defame and discredit the Minister as investigations conducted by this newspaper reveal that of the two houses shown, only one has any relationship with the minister and this is one being built right next to her current home.
Mar 4, 2010, 17:30

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
As She Keeps Scheduled ACC Appointment...: APC Chairladies Show Solidarity with Afsatu Kabba
Scores of women from the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party yesterday Monday March 1st 2010 waited patiently for several hours in front of the Gloucester Street Headquarters of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in solidarity with the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Kabba who was visiting the ACC for the second time, as scheduled, for a continuation of the Commission’s investigations into allegations levied against her.
Mar 2, 2010, 17:32

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
TRANSCRIPT OF VERY UNFAIR BBC REPORT FILED AGAINST AFSATU KABBA
HASSAN AROUNI:- One of the most influential Government Ministers in Sierra Leone has been arrested by the Anti Corruption Commission, the ACC. Haja Afsatu Kabba’s current portfolio is Marine Resources overseeing the country’s lucrative coastal waters but in her previous position as Minister of Energy & Power, she was criticised by the ACC for breaching procurement procedures in the awarding of a contract to a Nigerian company. To tell us more about the latest development, here’s our reporter in Freetown, Umaru Fofana.
Mar 1, 2010, 15:22

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Afsatu is not the Problem: Arrogant Journalism Is!
Oswald Hanciles has promised that the army of journalists and friends that the credible Umaru Fofana has in and out of Sierra Leone will gang up to bring down Afsatu simply because she dared to stand up and cry out to the BBC for her right to be respected. What a disgrace for anyone to even think of such a tactic let alone actually pen it down for Posterity to record! When I read Oswald’s threats to Afsatu Kabba, I actually hung my head in shame to have to share citizenship with Oswald; though after a few minutes of ruminating on the good aspects of my big brother Oswald, I quickly changed my mind! (-SMILE-)
Feb 25, 2010, 15:17

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Waterloo Headman Talks on Afsatu Kabba’s Visit
Headman of the Waterloo Community, Mr. Leslie Whenzle, has confirmed that the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resource, Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba was in Waterloo with the Minister of Presidential Affairs Joe Koroma on Friday 19th February 2010 to commission the sod-turning for the construction of an ultra-modern library in that part of the country.
Feb 25, 2010, 15:15

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Latest Edition of INSAI SALONE (Discussing Afsatu Kabba & Anti Corruption)
A nationwide COTTON TREE NEWS Radio Panel Discussion on the issue of Hon. Afsatu Kabba and the Anti Corruption Commission first aired LIVE on Friday 19th February 2010 can be listened to by clicking HERE. The Panelists were Charles Mambu, Unisa Sesay and Sylvia Blyden with Ishmael Koroma as Moderator of the Programme.
Feb 24, 2010, 23:29

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
SLPP Blasts Against Selectivity of ACC : Why Afsatu & Not Zainab?
Freetown, Unity Newspaper (Friday February 19th 2010): The decision of Abdul Tejan-Cole to bring in Madam Afsatu Kabba in for questioning is welcomed as it shows that no sacred cows might exist when it concerns corruption. However, until Abdul Tejan Cole arrests and questions Madam Zainab Bangura over the Indian Rice Multi Million Dollars Corruption, we will continue to have a very serious problem with the credibility of the Anti Corruption Commission Boss insofar as his handling of issues brought to his attention.
Feb 24, 2010, 11:36

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Armed Police & ACC Officials at Afsatu Kabba’s Home
Mr. Infa Kabba (snr), husband of Sierra Leone’s Fisheries Minister and his sons who were invited to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) under Section 53(1) of the Anti Corruption Act of 2008 in the early hours of yesterday morning, have returned home late yesterday afternoon. Unlike the female Minister, it appears they were not served Section 63(1) Notices which would have forced them to produce sureties and hand over their passports.
Feb 24, 2010, 11:10

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Minister Afsatu Kabba’s Husband & Sons Allowed to go Home
Mr. Nfaji Kabba (snr), husband of Sierra Leone’s Fisheries Minister and his sons who were invited to the Anti Corruption Commission under Section 53(1) of the Anti Corruption Act of 2008 in the early hours of this morning, have returned home. Unlike the female Minister, they inform Awareness Times that they were not served Section 63(1) Notices which calls for them to produce sureties and hand over their passports. Meanwhile, the hounding of Hon. Afsatu Kabba has brought back bitter memories of how the late Gloria Newman Smart was treated by the Anti Corruption Commission which led to her death in 2005. It has been learnt that the Anti Corruption investigators were banging on the gates of the Minister’s house very loudly shouting out, “Anti Corruption! Open Up the Gate!! Anti Corruption!! Open Up the Gates!!” During this time, the armed policemen were stationed all over the neighbourhood where the Minister resides.
Feb 23, 2010, 18:18

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Truckload of Armed Police Officers Pick Up Afsatu Kabba's Husband & Sons in Sierra Leone
...The convoy was very obvious and so Afsatu's husband, after a few miles at Spur Road, stopped his vehicle and the Police Truck and ACC Van also stopped. He got out and went to the Officials and pointed out that if he was not under arrest as they claimed, why were they publicly tailing him? They sheepishly responded, "nothing Sir" but refused to move off. It is important to note that as ACC swooped in as soon as the Minister took off for her meeting to take the visiting World Bank team on tour of Tombo and other Fishing areas. Naturally, the devastated woman had to cut the tour and head back to town.
Feb 23, 2010, 11:00


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