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Yes, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is currently conducting an investigation into allegations of corruption against Umarr Paran Tarawally, the Clerk of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, and his wife, Abibatu.

SLAJ iVerify has conducted a fact-check on a circulating claim on social media regarding the investigation of the Clerk of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, Honorable Paran Tarawally, and his wife, Abibatu Paran Tarawally, by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The fact-check confirms the claim to be true.

Claim

The Honorable Umarr Paran Tarawally, Clerk of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, and his wife, Abibatu Paran Tarawally, are under investigation for suspected corruption.

Rating Justification

The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has verified this claim and confirmed its accuracy. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating the Clerk of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, Umarr Paran Tarawally, along with his wife, Abibatu Paran Tarawally, on charges of corruption.

The Honorable Clerk of Parliament is accused of enlisting his wife, who purportedly receives a substantial salary of Le 31,735,839 (old Leones), inclusive of medical, rent, and utility allowances. Despite this, she has allegedly never attended parliamentary sessions.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ iVerify reached out to the Public Relations Unit of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and received confirmation that an ongoing investigation is indeed underway regarding the alleged corruption involving the Clerk of the House of Parliament and his wife.

Evidence and References

Patrick Sandy, Head of Media, Communication and Outreach, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).