Another letter sent by Dr Kanneh Sequel to our maiden publication on the fraudulent activities of the New Direction Ambassador, Dr Kanneh has refuted the accusation, saying it is an attempt to smear his ‘hard-won reputation.’ Dr Kanneh debunks the publication, saying he never used the name of the office of the president to defraud unsuspecting clients. But what Dr, Kanneh failed to bring to public knowledge was how it came that all the documents he entered into transactions with Taleb Auto Spares bear the seal of the coat of arms bearing the indenture of the Office of the President.
Also, Dr Kanneh denied issuing fake cheques to his clients as according to him, he did not order the creditor to take the cheques to the bank but rather to hold on to them until further instructions were received from him.
But more importantly, as reported by the local tabloid, Ambassador Kanneh said he had a gentleman’s agreement with Taleb Management and that he does not owe him that much as claimed. He said he does not owe even up to 50 per cent of the Le. 113 Million alleged though he failed to indicate how much more he owes Taleb Auto Spares.
He said he was in the process of repaying his debt and that if the Lebanese really was aggrieved that he owed him that much, he should have taken the matter to the police instead of using the media to tarnish his image.
According to Dr, Kanneh, the motive of this medium is merely to stain his ‘hard-won’ reputation and put him in a bad light to President Julius Maada Bio and his government.
In his reaction, the Ambassador purported that he has been very instrumental to the administration of the president especially in the area of attracting investors to Sierra Leone.