The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) have sent their condolence to the family of former local musician, Foday Alieu, also known popularly as “Big Fish,” who was killed by a military officer in Freetown last Thursday.
Previously, Sierraloaded reported about the tragic event in Freetown that led to the death of the well-known musician, leaving another person wounded.
ACP Brima Sandi, the Media Head for the Sierra Leone Police Force, detailed that during the incident, a female police officer was on duty at the United Bank of Africa (UBA). Big Fish entered the bank grounds, overpowered the officer, seizing her gun, and then began firing indiscriminately, with five shots being fired into an open space.
Upon being challenged by the aforementioned military officer, Big Fish shot at him. Fortunately, due to his bulletproof gear, the officer remained unharmed. He had no choice but to retaliate, resulting in Big Fish’s death.
The late Alieu was buried at the Kingtom Cemetery last Sunday.
The RSLAF in sending their condolence also indicated that they would set up a board of inquiry to determine whether the action of the military man is in line with national safety or personal safety as well as maintaining that the board has already constituted, and the public may be informed soon on the outcome.
“The Sierra Leone Armed Forces sent their condolence to the family of Big Fish and informed the public that, in such a situation, the Army usually sets up a board of inquiry to determine whether the action of the Military man is in line with national safety or personal safety. The military confirmed that the board is already constituted and looking into the matter.”