The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that Elizabeth King, the fugitive National Revenue Authority (NRA) official, who was declared 'WANTED' by the ACC, has been finally arrested by a joint operation team involving the ACC intelligence network and INTERPOL.
Elizabeth King was spotted in Bundung, the outskirts of Banjul, the Gambia, where she was arrested on Wednesday 9th October, 2013 and brought back to Sierra Leone.
Elizabeth King stands charged in respect of offences of Misappropriation of Public Revenue in violation of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008, in a matter involving NRA and ECO Bank officials, which is currently being tried in the High Court of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The arrest of Elizabeth King is a demonstration of the effectiveness of international cooperation between state parties as enshrined in the ECOWAS, African Union protocols, United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008 in promoting the fight against corruption.
The Commission would like to reassure the general public that no one will escape the long arm of the law. 'You can run but you cannot hide', said the Commissioner, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, and 'we will leave no stone unturned to bring corrupt individuals to book', he concluded.