At the Commission 64 presided over by Justice Biobele Georgewill, witness Mr. Karim Director of Finance at the Petroleum Directorate has revealed that former president Ernest Bai Koroma approved the withdrawal of $3,000,000 (three million dollars) from the accounts of the entity for the procurement of biometric machines.

The witness disclosed that the former president approved the huge withdrawal in February 2017 and the money was given to a company Smrt Co.

Mr. Zainu Karim divulged to the commission that the money was to be repaid in three quarterly instalments but the former government never did.