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$40,000 theft at Libya Charge d’ Affaires’ residence  

-Suspect on the run

February 21, 2017 By Ibrahim Tarawallie

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is currently investigating a theft of $40, 300 at the residence of Libya’s Charge d’ Affaires in Sierra Leone, Ibrahim Abussaa.

The incident which took place on Friday, February 10, 2017 at PK Lodge, Wilberforce, was alleged to have been perpetuated by the Housekeeper at the residence, Ibrahim Mansaray, who is currently on the run.

Deputy Head of the Sierra Leone Police Media Unit, Inspector Michael Kelly-Mansaray, confirmed that the Charge d’ Affaires of the Libya Embassy in Sierra Leone; Ibrahim Abussaa, made a report at the CID headquarters on Sunday, 12 February, 2017 of a case of larceny, involving one Ibrahim Mansaray, who was employed as a Housekeeper.

He said the Libyan diplomat had alleged that the said individual carted away the sum of $40,300, belonging to the embassy.

According to him, statements have been obtained from relevant witnesses employed at the embassy, while the prime suspect was on the run.

“The investigation is in progress and statements from relevant authorities, including the Charge d’ Affaires have already been obtained. The media unit of the police has originated correspondence of the said Ibrahim Mansaray, who we have declared wanted,” he said.

However, a source at the residence, who preferred anonymity, said when the Charge d’ Affaires; Ibrahim Abussaa, checked the Safe on Sunday, 12 February 2017, he discovered that the sum of $40, 300 had been stolen, allegedly by Mansaray.

According to him, the Housekeeper ran away from the residence a day before they noticed the incident.

“We are convinced that Mr. Mansaray stole the money. He knows the ins and outs of the residence, having worked with the envoy for the past one year,” the source alleged.