The Sierra Leone police has declared Baimba Moiforay popularly known as LAC wanted and Le10 Million reward has been declared for anyone that will capture the Magician or give information leading to his arrest.

Sierraloaded had previously reported how LAC had reportedly escaped from the shores of Sierra Leone few days before President Dr. Julius Maada Bio revoked with immediate effect  the clemency granted to himon 1st January 2022.

Recall that President Julius Maada Bio had on January, 1 2022 released Baimba Moiforay and 159 other prisoners from Prison as a Presidential pardon pursuant to S. 40 (4) (e) and S. 63 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6.

Moiforay, better known as LAC, was widely considered as a magician. He was jailed in 2016 after his conviction by a High Court for the brutal murder of a popular disc jockey named Sydney David Buckle, widely known as DJ Clef.

The murder in 2015 happened at the home of the LAC, according to court testimonies.

LAC and one of his two co-accused were subsequently found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. The third accused was freed for lack of evidence.

The case captivated the public, partly due to the interest it generated, especially among artists who mounted pressure, including street protests, to get the authorities investigate the incident. A group of artists called the All Stars released a music video clip as tribute to their deceased colleague.

As a result of the repeal of the death penalty in Sierra Leone last year, LAC’s death sentence was commuted to life. He had served less than six years of his time when he was named among 160 people who were released from prisons across the country.

On Monday, President Bio revoked his actions while instituting an investigation into the process leading to the granting of the pardon.

However, the picture of Mr Moiforay posing with Mr Brewah and Information Minister Abdulrahman Swaray provoked further speculations about the role senior government officials might have played in the release of the magician.

The scene of the photo, it turned out, was at the home of Mr Brewah in Tiama in the Moyamba District, where Moiforay hail from.

Swaray quickly issued a statement distancing himself from Moiforay. In it the information minister said he was traveling from the provinces when he decided to visit his colleague minister at his private residence.

“I have never met LAC before, let alone have any dealings with him. It was purely coincidental that I met them there and they requested a photo opp which politicians hardly reject,” Swaray said in his statement, referring to Moiforay by his nickname.