Abdul Sesay the Chief Inspector of Kimbadu Police Station, Tankoro Police Division, and Cpl 12718 David Allieu Mafinda attached to the Motemma Police Division have been sacked from the police force following the acceptance of a bribe from  Mr and Mrs Foryoh who were arrested for unlawfully possessing 50 sachets of a suspected Kush.

Following the recommendation to dismiss both of them from the force by Assistant Supretendant of Police (ASP) Andrew Vandy during a police disciplinary tribunal conducted on Tuesday 09/04/2024, at the Tankoro divisional headquarters, a conclusion was met for the dismissal of the two police officers from the force.

The tragic case evolved when a video revealing Chief Inspector Sesay appeared counting money alleged to have been received as a bribe from Mr. and Mrs. Foryoh who were apprehended for unlawfully having 50 sachets of a suspected KUSH reached the attention of the authorities.

According to the allegations, both officers requested the sum of le 10,000 from the suspects in order to come to terms with the matter, part of the payment of which was seen counted by Chief Inspector Sesay in the video.

CSP Augustine Kamara, the LUC Tankoro Police division in his deposition declared that when he got the video about the incident, he invited Chief Inspector Sesay and engaged him with it. Sesay confessed to being the individual in the video and submitted the 50 sachets of the arrested kush on his demands and the le 700 allegedly collected was later brought by Cpl 12718 David Allieu Mafinda.

An investigation was immediately initiated in the matter and was later arraigned before Presiding Officer Vandy. In taking their Plea, both defaulters Pleaded Guilty to count 1&2 of the three counts of charges brought against them, including Corrupt Practice, Improper Practice, and Act prejudicial to good order and discipline.  They denied count 3, the Nle 10,000 as alleged in the matter.

In giving his verdict, ASP Andrew Vandy said the conduct of the two officers is prejudicial to the good image of the institution and has tarnished the good reputation of the force. He found both of them guilty on all three count charges and recommended dismissal for them, subject to the Approval of the Inspector General Of Police. The two defaulters have been handed over to the criminal Investigations Department (CID) to be criminally charged to court.