Two senior police officers from the Human Resource Department at the Sierra Leone Police Headquarters have been cleared of involvement in a recruitment scam that led to the expulsion of 132 Sierra Leoneans from the Sierra Leone Police Academy at Hastings over the weekend.

According to sources, Assistant Superintendent of Police Philip Amara and Assistant Superintendent of Police Bona were not implicated in the scandal and were found to have no connection to the matter by the police hierarchy.

These two officers have earned themselves a positive reputation over the years and have pledged to serve the police force, which has the responsibility of protecting lives and property.

The police are currently investigating the corruption scam that led to the removal of the recruits from the academy.

According to a senior police officer, ASP Amara and ASP Bona were not present when the names of the recruits were recorded and had no contact with them during training. This officer had worked with the two senior officers in various capacities and departments in the force and had never heard or seen them involved in any corruption scandal.

It should be noted that on May 6th, 2023, the police recorded a total of 1,073 Sierra Leoneans, out of which 132 lacked proof of documents for public exams, interviews, medicals, and fingerprints, as required by police recruitment policy.

Source: Standard Times