The Waterloo Police Division over the weekend arrested Corporal Mohamed Koroma, an OSD Police Officer attached at Parliament, and a driver of the Lebanese President in Sierra Leone for the alleged shooting and killing of one Yayah Jalloh, an Okada rider and baker last week Wednesday.
Awoko Newspaper reported that the deceased’s elder brother, Chernor Saadu Jalloh explained that his younger brother (deceased) met with the accused (Corporal Mohamed Koroma) one day and they formed a friendship. According to the elder brother, on the same day, the accused asked the deceased to give him a ride to town and they returned with the bike the same day.
Jalloh said that after some days, at approximately midnight, while his younger brother was asleep the accused called him at around 3:00 a.m and asked him to meet him at an ongoing Tangains festival at Bassa Town, Waterloo community, Western rural areas of Freetown.
He further disclosed that after both, including other friends had enjoyed themselves at the festival, the accused (Corporal Mohamed Koroma) later asked the deceased to escort him to an unidentified location within the same environment. Upon arrival at the scene, he alleged that Corporal Koroma shot his brother with his pistol and killed him.
He however informed Awoko that the deceased who lived at William Street Fullah Town in the Waterloo community was buried on Friday after a postmortem was undertaken.
The accused is in police custody, and probably the matter will be transferred to the CID Headquarters in Freetown.