On April 21, Police Constable 18353 received intelligence at the Mayolloh Police Post, leading to the arrest of Issa Turay for the fatal stabbing of his nephew, Ibrahim Kamara. Kamara died instantly at the scene.

Following the incident, the police promptly visited the crime scene, documented it with photographs, and transported Kamara’s body to the Makeni Government Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The suspect, Issa Turay, is currently in police custody, assisting with the investigation.

“The Northeast region remains peaceful and quiet,” said a police spokesperson, noting that the Sierra Leone Armed Forces are providing support to ensure residents can go about their daily activities without disruption. Ongoing security patrols, both day and night, are in effect to maintain order.

In related news, Sergeant John Abass Kamara, the Police Media Officer for the North-East Region, confirmed that two drug dealers, Alusine Barrie and Alhassan Bangura, have been charged with unlawful possession of illegal substances. The suspects, residents of Milton Street in Makeni, were found with 452 wraps of Kush and marijuana.

The arrest occurred on April 27, following intelligence from local authorities about the suspects’ illegal activities. The two men were initially apprehended by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in Makeni and later transferred to the Magburaka Divisional Headquarters.

“The suspects have responded to all allegations and have been charged to court,” stated Sgt. Kamara during the weekly police press briefing, emphasizing the ongoing efforts to combat drug-related crimes in the region.