On Thursday, 21st July 2022, the Sierra Leone Police held its usual press conference at the Police Headquarters in Freetown and gave updates about recent happenings across the country.
The Director of Operations – AIG Amadu Mannah, who doubles as the chairman gave a synopsis of security-related incidents across the country as indicated below:
Reduction in crime rate especially felonious offences such as robbery.
He spoke about the emergence of Q-net with different modus operandi ( Mode of operation ) from online shopping to overseas travelling.
He gave an example of one Sheku Abubarkar Nabie of Investment Overseas Sierra Leone Limited was arrested for alleged human trafficking.
During search, thirty- two (32) expired Sierra Leone passports, sixty-four (64) valid Sierra Leone passports, ten (10) labour cards, six (6) COVID -19 cards, and twenty-six (26) police clearances were discovered in his possession. Investigation is ongoing.
On Tuesday 19th July 2022, police raided the Q-net office along Rokupa and arrested ten (10) operatives for alleged fraud by obtaining money from people with the pretext of helping them to travel to Turkey. The investigation is ongoing.
Representative from Traffic Secretariat – Chief Inspector Edward K. Kamara informed the press about the engagement of the Kekeh (tricycle) Riders Union Executive by the Director of the Road Safety and Traffic Management – AIG Brima Kanneh who lured the Kekeh riders’ Executive to caution their general membership with regards adhering to traffic regulations.
He further maintained that AIG Kanneh cautioned Divisional Traffic Officers (DTOs) to minimise the arrest of fleet for minor traffic offenses.
ASP Mohamed Bobson Senu, Deputy Head of Media threw light on the alleged assault of a six-year old Mariama Jalloh which led to injury on her left eye.
The victim is responding to treatment while the suspect is in police custody. Investigation is ongoing.
Reports from Regional Media Officers indicate relative calmness with no potential security threat.
The 50 – 50 Group representative lavished praises on the Police for the comprehensive security updates. She entreated the police to continue the good work.
Credit: SLP Media Team