Police suspends OSD officer
March 7, 2017 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
Daniel George, an officer of the Operational Support Division of the Sierra Leone Police is currently under indefinite suspension for his involvement in a robbery incident at Pujehun Town.
Deputy Head of Media and Public Relations of the SLP, Inspector Michael Kelly-Dumbuya, who made the disclosure to Concord Times, said the officer was also in detention, helping the police with their investigations in the robbery matter.
He said the officer would be in suspension until the completion of investigation into his alleged connivance with other four individuals to cart away items, including tissue, knives, machetes, computers and mobile phones.
He maintained that the police has and would never condoned any wrongdoing by any of its serving officers across the country, and that those found wanting in conduct of such act have in the past been swiftly and rigorously investigated, dismissed and arraigned in open court.
“The incident in Pujehun is not peculiar or unique. Let me assure the general public that the organisation is doing its utmost to weed out the bad elements in the force,” he assured.
According to him, the issue of the undesirable elements in the SLP was not the making of the Inspector General, Francis Munu but community stakeholders, who recommend young folks for enlistment.
Report states that on Friday (March 3, 2017) around 1am, police in the township of Pujehun received a distress call with regards some marauding robbers at a particular location in the town.
Because of the seriousness of the incident, the Local Unit Commander, Chief Superintendent Nathaniel Brewah, mounted checkpoints in strategic locations which help in outsmarting the robbers and led to the arrest of a man atop a motorcycle, wearing military attire at Bontiwo, Bo-Pujehun highway, carrying two pillions.
“As the police approached, two of the pillions took to their heels, with the rider and the other pillion arrested. The rider was later identified as an OSD officer. So far, a total of five suspects, including the OSD officer were in the custody of the police with some exhibits,” the report stated further.