In a significant intelligence-led operation carried out on Thursday, 20th July, a joint regional team of police personnel from the Freetown-East region conducted a raid at 294 Bai Bureh Road, Sayenoh Junction, CalabaTown. The operation resulted in the apprehension of several persons of interest linked to a notorious Qnet scam.
Under the command of Regional Commanding Officer ACP Dr. John Martin Senesie, the police executed a Search Warrant at the location, which led to the discovery of compelling documentary evidence implicating the Qnet method of operating.
During the emotional testimonies provided to the police, three individuals identified as Fatmata Bangura of Portee, Bintu Sono of Kenema, and Sia Lebbie, recounted their distressing experiences. They revealed that they were deceived into paying a total sum of thirty thousand New Leones (Le 30,000) each under the pretense of being assisted in their journey to Canada. The scammers went as far as persuading them to bring two additional individuals along to participate in the supposed program. Fatmata, one of the victims, tearfully lamented how her parents were also swindled out of Le 30,000 each.
Musa Mahmoud Kamara, a resident of Jalloh Terrace and a key suspect in the operation, was identified as a Qnet operative. He referred to most of the arrested individuals as Independent Representatives, claiming that they were undergoing various online courses related to overseas job employment.