Mohamed Sheriff on Friday 27th November 2015 at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Pademba Road in Freetown handover a cheque of fifty million Leones (Le50M) to the National Revenue Authority (NRA) via the Police.
The SALCAB Manager was levied the said fine on Wednesday 25th November 2015 when he angrily ordered his boys to remove the NRA seal at the SALCAB office on Lumley Road in Freetown.
Payment of the fine was witnessed by NRA officials, the police and the media.
It could be recalled that on Wednesday 25th November2015 NRA officials headed by the Corporate Unit where on the streets of Freetown to force tax defaulting entities to pay their taxes when they sealed the main gate leading to the technical building of SALCAB on Lumley Road in Freetown since it owes the Authority a whopping sum of Le 489M from custom duties.
The action of the NRA came about after the Commissioner General; Haja Kallah Kamara ordered the closure of all companies including SALCAB that have refused to honor their tax obligations.
SALCAB is a government entity charged with the responsibility of manning the fiber optic project sponsored by the World Bank.
Mohamed Sheriff was not present when NRA officials arrived at the office to close down the two buildings but was informed by one of his ‘boys’. On arrival at the office he ordered his boys to remove the NRA seal from the gate which they did.
A senior police officer confirmed to Sierraloaded that Mohamed Sheriff spent the night at CIID headquarters before he eventually decided to pay the money after receiving information that he would be charged to court for lawlessness among others.