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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

SLP may dismiss robbery officers

By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh

Inspector-General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Francis Munu

Inspector-General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Francis Munu

A police officer attached to the Complaint, Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID) at Police headquarters in Freetown has told Concord Times that four OSD personnel accused of involvement in armed robbery at Komdoloh Limba Corner at Rokel in the Western Rural could be dismissed if the current investigation linked them to the offence.

Police investigator E.R.D. Kamara, who went to the scene at Rokel to carry out investigation in the said matter, said the four paramilitary officers were alleged to have been involved in an armed robbery attack on the settlement on 2 December, and carted away property worth millions of Leones belonging to one Sinneh Samura, the complainant.

He said that the matter was given urgent attention by the unit responsible for internal discipline in the force in that one of the men was arrested and is at present being investigated by officers at the Rokel police post.

The complainant, Sinneh Samura, identified the OSD officers as Abdul Sandy, Abu Kargbo and Kati-Boy – all attached at the Rokel police post – and an unnamed motorbike rider who is on the run, to have invaded his premises on the night of the incident.

“I was attacked and put under gunpoint by the OSD officers attached at the Rokel police post,” he alleged.

A resident of the community, Alhaji Kamara, said armed robbery was prevalent in the area and called on the police to curb the menace.

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