An aide to Sierra Leonian President Julius Maada Bio has reportedly been fired following a testimony she reportedly shared at the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by Prophet TB Joshua.
Ms Fatmata Edna Kargbo, who worked as the president’s State Chief of Protocol, reportedly stole public funds and travelled all the way to Nigeria to testify about the good life.
Kargbo reportedly made a Power Point presentation detailing how God blessed her “within a short period of her appointment.”
“I want to thank God for blessing me with this job as SCOP to the President of Sierra Leone, ambassador at large and the blessings that come with it,” she reportedly testified.
“If you look closely at this picture, you will see my luxurious house God has blessed me with.
“I was living in a single room apartment. But my story is now different.”
It was reported that the Sierra Leonean public has been discussing the issue with frustration, especially at a time when the government says it’s trying to minimise public spending.
The anti-corruption commission began probing Kargbo after a video of her talking about her wealth went viral early August, the East African reported.
Spokesman of the nation’s anti-corruption agency, Success Kamara, said “such a testimony, we think, is a cause for concern,” Africa review reported on Tuesday.
“The official has been relieved of her duties following a testimony she gave in a Nigerian church,” the president’s office reportedly said in a letter.
“Further administrative investigations will be carried out.”
Also, in a press release on Wednesday, Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption commission said Kargbo is being investigated.
“The commission has opened an official investigation into the conduct of the official and her testimony,” the agency said in a statement.
“We will also look at her source of wealth in acquiring her house and other properties.
“If it contradicts the anti-corruption act or we find instances of unexplained wealth, she will be charged to court and will be asked to pay a fine,” the release said.
The Realm News has contacted Sierra Leone’s presidency for comments on the reported development. We await a response.