Sierra Leone president, Julius Maada Bio has sacked his Chief of Protocol (SCOP), Fatmata Edna Kargbo over unexplained wealth.
Kargbo is being investigated after a video of her testifying about her wealth went viral early August at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, in Lagos, Nigeria.
In the video, which has sparked public outrage, Kargbo was seen testifying of how God has blessed and favored her after she was appointed the Chief of Protocol to the president.
She told the congregation how she was able to complete a storey building shortly after 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. If you look closely at this picture you will see the luxurious house God has blessed me with. I was living in a single room apartment. But my story is now different,” she said.
Kargbo who was appointed in May 2018 by President Julius Maada Bio is currently being investigated by the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC).
ACC spokesman Success Kamara on August 27, 2019 told the Africa Review: “Such a testimony, we think, is a cause for concern.”
The Office of the President announced the sack of Kargbo in a letter.
“The official has been relieved of her duties following a testimony she gave in a Nigerian church. Further administrative investigations will be carried out”.
The anti-graft commission, in a press release said Kargbo is being investigated and if her source of wealth contradicts the anti-corruption act, she will be charged to court and will be asked to pay a fine .
“The Anti-Corruption Commission has opened an official investigation into the conduct of the official and her testimony. 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 statement reads.