From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

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In Sierra Leone, ACC Summons Former Ministerís Security Detail
Jun 25, 2010, 17:06

Awareness Times has learnt that the ACC Prosecutor Calvin Mantsebo, in a Letter dated past Friday June 18th 2010, summoned in for questioning, Police Constable 7311 Teddy Massaquoi, who was the Security Detail assigned to the former Minister Haja Afsatu Kabba during her tenure as minister. Haja Afsatu Kabba is currently facing trial at the Law Courts on allegation she embezzled Government funds. Two of the ACC procecution witnesses have told the court that part of the embezzled funds was handed over to the former ministerís Security Detail.

It is not known why at this point in time when the trial is far-gone, the ACC summoned the former Security Detail but Officer Massaquoi was accompanied to the ACC Offices yesterday by one of Haja Afsatu Kabbaís Senior Defence Counsels, Yada Hashim Williams, whom, we are reliably informed by our ACC sources, proceeded to formally inform the ACC that Officer Massaquoi was already a Defence Witness for Haja Afsatu Kabba.

Awareness Times has learnt from our ACC sources, that throughout the "investigation" of Haja Afsatu Kabba starting from at least in February of this year, it was only yesterday June 24th 2010 that was the first time that ACC summoned Officer Teddy Massaquoi. Meanwhile, we are informed by our ACC sources that Officer Massaquoi told the ACC that he has already made a Comprehensive Statement, under oath, to the Afsatu Kabba Defence Team several long weeks ago.

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