No warrant of arrest for government officials

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 April 9, 2018

Contrary to allegations making the rounds on social media that there has been warrant of arrest for government officials, the Office of the President has debunked the claim, stating that ‘so far, no warrant of arrest is known to have been issued against any government officer.’

‘At the same time, all persons are strictly warned that their conduct should always be in conformity with the maintenance of good governance and law and order in the country.’

According to a release issued on Saturday, the Office of the President informed the general public that following a meeting with a delegation from the All People’s Congress Party led by Dr. Samura Kamara on concerns of political violence and intimidation, President Julius Maada Bio has initiated a cross-party committee to address incidents of political violence and intimidation across the country.

‘The cross-party committee will comprise the leadership of both Sierra Leone People’s Party and All People’s Congress Party. His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has also instructed the cross-party committee to work in concert with the Sierra Leone Police to investigate all complaints of violence and intimidation and to ensure that the law is applied with full force against anyone found culpable.’

Immediately after the announcement of the presidential run-off election result and the subsequent swearing in of President Julius Maada Bio, there were reported cases of political violence and intimidation in some parts of  the country.

In Kenema, the police and jubilant supporters of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party clashed which led to the killing of about two people.