Sierra Leone Police Dismissed Officer For Taking Drugs and Alcohol on Duty

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has dismissed a Police Officer found under the Influence of drugs and alcohol whilst on duty.

On Thursday November 3, 2022, a video surfaced on social media which showed a Police Officer in uniform labouring under the influence of drugs (kush) and alcohol.

“As a disciplined Institution, Management acted swiftly to ascertain not only the veracity of the video but also the identity of the Police Officer portrayed therein,” SLP stated.

The Police thereby informs the public that the said Police Officer (defaulter) seen in the video was identified as Police Constable 18654 Alie Sankoh, attached to the Kissy Police Division, in Freetown.

“Be further informed that the defaulter has been administratively investigated and arraigned before a Disciplinary Hearing on Five Count charges, ranging from a. Being under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol whilst on Duty, to b. Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline,” SLP stated.

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The Defaulter pleaded guilty to all five counts and he has therefore been accordingly dismissed from the Force, effective 4th November, 2022, in line with the provisions of the Police (Discipline) Regulations, 2001.

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