The Chairman and Leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC), Dr. Dennis Bright has yesterday evening been released from the Criminal Investigation Centre (CID) in Freetown, after spending eight hours in detention.

He was released on self recognition bail, which he said such condition is not good for the peace of the country.

Speaking to the press after his release, Dennis Bright said that the CID invited him along with NGC’s Western Area Regional Chairman, Arthur Pearce and the Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Osman Foday Yansaneh to answer to some questions in regards to a video circulated on social media in which they were talking to some people in Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District ahead of the by-election slated for 26 March 2022.

Bright said that the police does not have the right to invite and detain them for the whole day, especially what they are accused of is not true.

He further said that they way and how the police is asking people to answer to questions is sending a bad message to the general public ahead of the 2023 elections.

โ€œThese kind of things are sending a bad message, because we want everything to happen peacefully, especially with this election that is coming,โ€ he said.

The NGC Chairman added that it is not sending a good signal if the police have started taking people for questioning just for talking to people they meet in the street.

He noted that they all want peace and stability in the country, but if the police are now inviting people for questioning for every little thing, that does not bode well for the people of Sierra Leone.