Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, the All People’s Congress (APC), Mohamed Bangura has appeared before Principal Magistrate, Mark Ngegba in Freetown to give evidence in an obstruction of police work case.

Bangura denied obstructing the work of the police as he gave evidence in the matter.

Led in evidence by his lawyer Ibrahim Turay, the 51-year-old MP told the court that on the 11th of June 2022, he was in the company of the recently elected flag bearer of the APC, (Samura Kamara) the new deputy chairman, and others heading towards Sambaya Bendugu to attend their bye election campaign program.

He said an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Gabriel Tommy, who was at a police check- point at Mathora village, Kholifa Rowala Chiefdom in Tonkolili District, stopped his car and told him not to proceed to Sambaya Bendugu community for the campaign. The accused said all he did was talk to the police officer.

The parliamentarian and the APC charlady in Tonkolili district, Yabom Sesay are facing five-count charges ranging from assaulting the police officer while on duty and using insulting words on him, calculated to provoke the officer, and breaching the peace.

The charges also include intimidating the assistant inspector general of police and threatening to hit him with a vehicle.