The Sierra Leone police has in a press release issued on Monday 15 August 2022 disclosed information regarding the death of a popular APC Supporter known as Evangelist Samson

Read the full release below;

The Sierra Leone Police wishes to inform the general public that following the insurrection by misguided individuals on the 10th of August 2022 destroying properties and loss of lives in the affected areas, the security forces have been conducting raids in hideouts for perpetrators of the said insurrection.

Targeted areas in Freetown were successfully raided and suspects arrested were handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters at Pademba Road in Freetown for thorough investigations.

To prevent any other insurrection, similar raids were extended to towns and cities in the provinces including Makeni, Magburaka, and Kamakwie.

Acting on intelligence, the security forces were successful in their raids of several hideouts in Makeni where suspects arrested were handed over to the Police for investigations.

However, when Security forces acting on intelligence on the 14th of August 2022 stormed a place where ex-combatants had assembled poised to make further attacks, they took to their heels. While they were being pursued by the security forces, another group from a makeshift structure at Station Road in Makeni opened fire on them. During the crossfire, one Hassan S. Dumbuya aka Evangelist Samson was killed and four others were arrested. Those arrested are now helping the Police with the investigation. One (1) light submachine gun 9x26mm was found at the scene of the incident (Makeshift structure).

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is hereby ordering all those who declared wants to surrender to the nearest Police Station or Post. The SLP is also appealing to the general public to give the Police any useful information that can lead to the arrest of those perpetrators who are now at large on number 119

While the security forces will continue to pursue the perpetrators of the insurrection for them to be investigated and prosecuted in court, the general public is assured of their safety and security.