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Former Registrar General Accused of Making False Declaration

By Abdul Hassan Fackie,
Freetown, Sierra Leone.

A senior official at the Administrator and Registrar General's office in Freetown has disclosed to 40 Acres Canada that the former Administrator and Registrar General, Haja Mariama Seray Kallay (pictured), declared only three hundred thousand Dollars ($300,000) of the one million three hundred thousand Dollars ($1,300,000) that was paid for the property of the late Alhaji Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud at 14 B Murray Town Road in the west of Freetown in early August 2015.

He further stated that documents even though Haja Mariama Seray Kallay only declared three hundred thousand Dollars on which tax was paid to the National Revenue Authority (NRA) documents available at the Registrar General's office indicate that indeed the property was sold for one million three hundred thousand Dollars.

He pointed out they only came across the documents after Haja Kallay had retired.

In an interview with Mr. Ahmed Mustapha Ahmed, the next of kin of the late Alhaji Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud, he explained that as Administrator of his late grandfather's property at 14 B Murray Town Road in Freetown,  Haja Mariama Seray Kallay received the sum of one million three hundred thousand Dollars for the said property on which she removed taxes and royalties before sharing the balance money to the beneficiaries. 

He also stated that he was never aware that Haja Mariama Seray Kallay only declared three hundred thousand Dollars instead of one million three hundred thousand Dollars until after she had retired. 

Mr. Mustapha further explained that even when he wrote to Haja Mariama Seray Kallay from London instructing her not to give the share of his late father to any body until he arrived in Freetown, she went ahead and paid forty five thousand Dollars ($45,000) to one Miss Sia Mani who purported to be the daughter of his late father.

"Sia Mani is not our sister," he maintained, stressing that he has only one sister called Safi Mustapha Ahmed.

He further explained that he asked Miss Sia Mani to do a DNA test in order to prove her paternity but she refused. He noted that when he asked Haja Kallay to refund the money that she paid to Sia Mani she refused and challenged him to take her to Court.

"I have now taken the matter to the Anti Corruption Commission," he concluded.

When 40 Acres Canada spoke with Haja Mariama Seray Kallay, she maintained that she paid the money to Sia Mani because she is convinced that she is Halima Mustapha Ahmed, a daughter of the the late Mustapha Ahmed. 

When asked whether she received one million three hundred thousand Dollars but only declared three hundred thousand Dollars she said she will not talk about the issue but will wait until she appears either before the Anti Corruption Commission or the Court.

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Below are the pictures of Haja Mariama Seray Kallay, the birth certificate of  Sia Mani and Ahmed Mustapha Ahmed.