The accountant of the Action Contre la Faim ACF, a French NGO in Sierra Leone, has been reportedly involved in duping a friend, one Mohamed Patso Kamara, who resides in the US, of a 40ft container which contained three vehicles that was sent to him for safe keeping at his Kissy Road store.
Kamara told Concord Times that he sent the 40ft container with items worth US$143, 000 for safe keeping to his best friend, Mustapha Koroma, who works as an accountant with ACF in February 2012 until he arrives in Freetown though Koroma had earlier sent him US$16,500 to buy him a car in the US.
After a week, Kamara said he received an email from Koroma that he was no longer interested in buying a car and asked for his money to be returned.
Kamara said they both agreed that when he arrives in Freetown, he will sell the sent items including the three vehicles kept at his Kissy Road store and Koroma's money will be paid without any further delay.
"Upon my arrival in Freetown and asked Mustapha Koroma for the 40ft container, he told me that he'll have no transaction with me until I have seen his lawyer, Moigbe Musa, of which I complied. His lawyer also advised him to give me my 40ft container and my three vehicles that were sent to him for safe keeping and wait till I have sold my stuff and the three vehicles to be sure of getting his money. But all to no avail," he said and alleged that a reliable source has hinted him that Koroma has started selling some of his items like the 40 barrels of shoes, provisions and computer accessories that were offloaded at his Kissy Road store.
Kamara said the matter has been reported in court and a surety of Le850 million was given to Mr. Koroma.
When contacted, Koroma failed to disclose the exact money he sent to Mr. Kamara in the US but admitted that he received a 40ft container sent by Kamara and that he managed to pack the items in it with the three vehicles at his Kissy Road store for safe keeping.