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SLFA President Isha Johansen arrested - Football Sierra Leone

SLFA President Isha Johansen and former FIFA boss in Photo 

The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen has been picked up by agents of the anti-corruption body in Sierra Leone.

Confirming the arrest, according to sources in Freetown is the Chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Ardy Macauley.

The ACC announced on Wednesday the start of “Operation Thunderbolt” which aims to “rout and bring to justice” people alleged to have been involved in corrupt acts and have been under the watch of the anti-graft agency.

Football Sierra Leone understands Johansen, 51, who was elected president of the Sierra Leone Football Association unopposed on 3 August 2013, was arrested together with the FA’s Vice-President Brima Mazola Kamara and Secretary General Chris Kamara.

Johansen’s arrest came a day after returning from Ivory Coast where she attended the Leone Stars Africa Cup of Nation’s 2017 final qualifying match last Saturday at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

The arrested persons have been detained for alleged misappropriation of funds at the CID headquarter in Freetown.

Officials of the football’s FA are unavailable to comment.

We will endeavour to bring out more on this development as we get them.

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