Five former fugitives arrested in Guinea for their involvement in the failed coup attempt of November 26, 2023, have been extradited to Sierra Leone and handed over to law enforcement authorities.

In a press release issued by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Information and Civic Education, it was confirmed that the individuals were captured in a joint operation conducted by Guinean and Sierra Leonean security forces. The apprehended fugitives are:

Major F.S Kamara
Major Patrick Abu Odendeh Sesay (a.k.a PAO)
Major Juana Kabba
Fatmata Koroma
Major I Bangura

The government stated that all five fugitives will undergo interrogation by law enforcement authorities in Sierra Leone.

Expressing gratitude to the Guinean authorities, the Government of Sierra Leone highlighted the strong bilateral relations between the two nations that facilitated these arrests. They also acknowledged the crucial role played by citizens, both locally and internationally, in providing valuable information that led to the successful capture of these individuals.

The Ministry of Information and Civic Education assured the public of ongoing updates as the investigation and legal proceedings continue.