The Anti-Corruption Commission will like to bring to the notice of the general public that former Director-General of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA), Dr. Sarah Bendu and her husband, Mr. Dante Bendu have both been arrested and 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, have been directly interfering with ACC investigations, manipulating witnesses, attempting to mislead the Commission through interference with known witnesses and suspects of the Commission and other related obstruction actions.
These arrests have been made to protect the integrity of the investigation going forward.
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.
In the light of the above, the Commission wishes to reassure the general public of its commitment to protecting government property, revenue and resources.
Credit: Public Relations Unit, Anti-Corruption Commission