As an administrative FIU, the Unit performs three traditional core functions and these are: monitoring and analysis; compliance and prevention; and informational cooperation and data exchange
Like all other administrative model FIUs, the Sierra Leone FIU performs three central functions:
Receipt, request or extraction of financial information/disclosure from reporting entities or open source on transactions or reports relevant to suspected money laundering and terrorism financing
Analysis of information to substantiate possible links to money laundering or terrorism financing
Dissemination of the resultant financial intelligence to law enforcement agencies and competent authorities to facilitate prosecutions for money laundering or terrorism financing.
In pursuit of these objectives the FIU collects a variety of reports prepared and submitted by reporting entities in compliance with local law and recognized international best practices.
Our team is lead by the Interministerial Committee, Technical Committee, Director, Deputy Director and Management team
Mr. David N. Borbor
Director,Financial Intelligence Unit
Deputy Director,Financial Intelligence Unit
Manager,Ethics and Professional Standards Division
Pele Gandy Williams
Manager, Research ,Policy & International Cooperation
Emmanuel Sahr Kuteh
Manager,ICT and Records Management
Augustine Tamba Ngegba Putan
Manager,National Risk Assessment (NRA)
Abdallah Sesay Esq
Manager,Litigation and Sanction
Victor B. S. Moiwo Esq
Manager,Intelligence and Analysis
Thomas Sundima Kakpata
Manager,HR and Support
The Sierra Leone Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) plays a leading role in the prevention of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) activities in the country. The Unit is responsible for receiving, processing, and analyzing statutory reports made by financial institutions (reporting entities) or other entities in accordance with the requirements of domestic AML/CFT laws and regulations.
The Government of Sierra Leone passed the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act in 2012 which established the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
The FIU combats the flow of ‘dirty’ money in Sierra Leone and in this process, it performs three traditional core functions which are: receipt of statutory reports; analysis, and dissemination to other LEAs on issues relating to money laundering, financial crimes suspicious transactions, and terrorist financing activities.