A top aide to Sierra Leone’s president is being investigated after she talked about her newfound wealth in church.
Fatmata Edna Kargbo was invited for questioning after she displayed a photo of her new house and appointments letters to a church congregation in Nigeria, Margaret Murray, a spokeswoman for the country’s anti-corruption agency told CNN.
“I cannot delve into the details because the investigation is ongoing and she’s been cooperating since we invited her for questioning,” she said.
CNN has reached out to Kargbo but has yet to hear from her at the time of publishing.
She came under scrutiny after a video of her sharing a testimony at the Synagogue Church of All Nations surfaced online sparking outrage from citizens who questioned the source of her wealth.
In the two minutes long video, the public official spoke about her appointment and how it had helped her complete a house she said she started around ten years ago.
“Initially, I was staying in a two-bedroom house while I was constructing this house, so I give God all the glory for blessing me with this house,” she said.
The case is being investigated under the country’s Anti-Corruption Act of 2008 which empowers the agency to probe unexplained wealth of public officials.
A presidential media aide told CNN that Kargbo was ordered to go on leave in August. He claimed the directive is not linked to the investigation.
CNN’s Bukola Adebayo contributed to this report from Lagos