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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Arrest warrant for fugitive Rangers Manpower MD

Ibrahim Tarawallie

The Sierra Leone police yesterday announced it has issued an arrest warrant for the fugitive Managing Director of Rangers Manpower Solution (RMS), Dr. Patrick Njawe, for allegedly duping students and unemployed youth the sum of approximately Le1.4 billion, on the pretext of securing them work placements in Canada, Finland and Australia.

According to Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Chief Superintendent Ibrahim Koroma, who made the disclosure to newsmen at Police headquarters in Freetown, Dr. Njawe is reported to have fled the country using Kambia and Guinea but assured that they are in touch with Interpol to ensure he is arrested and brought to the country.

He stated that the investigation is still in progress and that they had obtained statements from the victims, workers of the company, as well as officials at Air France, adding: “We also discovered that he has two accounts at Skye Bank.”

He explained that a search warrant was conducted at the RMS offices at Campbell and Rawdon streets, as well as Dr. Njawe’s former residence at Regent Road, Lumley, west of Freetown, where furniture, computers and accessories were taken away as exhibits.

“During our search warrant at his office, we took with us a safe which we think has items that are useful to our investigations. When the safe was opened in front of the victims and other stakeholders, a total of 75 Sierra Leonean passports with an alleged Canadian visa were found,” he disclosed.

Chief Superintendent Koroma admonished those affected to keep well within the law and wait for the outcome of the police investigation.

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