The Criminal Investigation Department of the Tonkoro Divisional Headquarters in Koidu City, Kono District is investigating an alleged infanticide matter that reportedly took place at Bakundu Community in Koidu City Kono District.
The information officer of the Tinkoro Police division headquarters in Koidu City Komba Sorie confirms the information in an interview with A-Z noting that on sat Saturday 8th October 2022, at Area Chief of Bakundu community in Koidu city Tamba Charles reported at the police station that on his way home some women in his community told him that a newly born baby boy was discovered in a toilet pit.
Mr. Sorie noted that out of police investigation, the scene of the crime was visited and the remains of the newly born baby boy were removed from the toilet pit and taken to the Koidu Government Hospital for postmortem examination.
He said police inquiries and investigations to ascertain the culprit of the alleged infanticide were pending.
Komba Sorie further expressed dismay over what he called the lack of community support to bring to book the culprit of the said crime noting the sharing of vital information for police operations and investigations is of great importance to the Sierra Leone police.
However, the information officer at Tinkoro police division headquarters thanked chief Tamba Charles for supporting the police investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, after the postmortem examination at the Koidu Government Hospital Mortuary, the remains of the newly-born baby boy were handed over to the Bakundu community headed by the Area Chief Tamba Charles for burial.
Conspiracy theories have maintained that the body might have been dumped in the said toilet pit by his unknown heartless mother living in another community or the Bakundu community trying to compromise the crime because people cannot live with a pregnant woman who after giving birth goes around without a baby or babies. Police investigation into the matter continues.