A former local music artiste, Foday Alieu, alias “Big Fish” who was shot dead in Freetown on Thursday has been buried amidst tears from mourners and family members.
It is understood that Alieu’s body was taken to the Kingtom Cemetery on Sunday where he was finally laid to rest.
Sierraloaded previously reported how a shooting incident in Freetown on Thursday claimed the life of the local musician and left another person injured.
According to ACP Brima Sandi, Head of Media of the Sierra Leone Police Force, a female Police officer was on duty at United Bank of Africa (UBA) when the said Big fish entered the bank premises, grabbed the gun from her, and immediately opened fire at an open space (5shots) after he started shooting randomly.
After being confronted by the military officer, Big Fish fired a shot at him but with the aid of the bullet proof he survived the shot and had no other alternative at the point but to fire back at him which led to his subsequent death.
The shooting and subsequent death of Big Fish has attracted comments from several Sierra Leoneans. Some citizens have questioned how a harmless citizen was able to disarm a police officer. Others have praised the security official who shot him to death while other commenters have condemned the shooting. An article by Sierra Eye also exposed some systemic issues in the incident.