Dr. Peter Belmoh Samai, a medical doctor at the Bo government hospital will tomorrow 16th January 2020 appear in a High court in Bo City to answer to three counts charges of corruption proffered by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). He was indicted by the commission on Monday 13th January 2020 for Misappropriation of Public Property, Unlawful Disposal of Public Property and Abuse of Office, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008 and as amended. ACC alleged that the accused being a medical doctor at the aforementioned hospital between 23rd February 2017 and 31st August 2019 conferred an advantage on himself by the unlawful disposal of one 25ES 20 KVA generator from the hospital for use in his private house while the hospital continued to experience challenges with electricity. The commission further explained that their investigations revealed that the accused instructed the removal and transfer of the said generator from one of the wards which was never returned. ACC further stated that a similar generator was discovered at the doctor’s residence but has been sprayed from green to yellow. Part of a release from the ACC reads, “He (Dr Samai) instructed one Muctaru Monrovia, an electrician at the said Hospital, to disconnect the aforementioned generator and remove it from the said premise – when search was carried out at the residence of Dr. Samai, two generators were found for which he failed to produce receipts.” The commission also sated in their press release that during their investigation they also found out that Dr. Samai, being a Public Officer, failed to declare his assets and liabilities for the period 2018 and 2019, as is provided in the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.
By Abdurrahman Koroma