William Fayia Sellu, was yesterday appointed as the new Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police (IGP) by President Julius Maada Bio.
IG Sellu replaces Ambrose Michael Sovula, who took over as the Inspector General of Police in 2020.
Here are five things you should know about the newly appointed Inspector General of Police:
1. William Fayia Sellu joined the Sierra Leone Police in 1963 as a Cadet Officer just after graduating from the Njala University College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Linguistics.
2. Prior to his appointment as IGP, Sellu served as the Director of Crime Services, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He made some adjustments in the CID sector including the scrapping of the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) and increases on the intelligent led investigations to nip any crime in the bud.
3. Before appointed as Director of Crimes, he was appointed as as Police Chief in the Southern region of Sierra Leone in 2020, replacing AIG Kapri Saidu Kamara, who spent just over a year as the Police boss in the region. He had also served in Bo in 2016 and 2017 as a Local Unit Commander.
4. IGP Sellu is on record to be the first and only Regional Commander that made the Southern Region went for over a year without recording a single case of arm robbery.
5. IGP Sellu comes with decades of experience, having served for 11 years as Chief Security Officer for President Ahmad Tejan Kabba (late) and was head of the Presidential Guards under current President Julius Maada Bio. He also has significant experience in intelligence gathering.