The Special Investigation Committee (SIC), that is investigating the events of 8 to 10 August 2022, has begun meetings and public hearings.

The SIC visited Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Lungi, on Monday 28 November 2022, and held meetings with Chiefs and other traditional rulers, chair ladies and women, and the security sector, including the airport management and security.

On Tuesday 29 November 2022 and Wednesday 30 November 2022, the SIC held similar meetings in Maforki and Bakelokoh chiefdoms, Port Loko, and Marampa Chiefdom, Lunsar.

The mandate of the SIC is to find out how and why the August 10 riots happened, who were the planners and financiers, and to encourage communities to come up with recommendations on how to prevent future occurrences of this nature.

The Chairman of the SIC, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, described the engagements as truth-seeking in a transparent and participatory manner.

“The Committee is seeking the truth about the incidents leading to the August 10 protests. We are not here to prosecute anyone but to find out the truth and make recommendations to assist the Government to address the underlying causes,” said Saffa Abdulai.

The SIC met with National Telecommunications Authority (NATCA) and radio stations on 1 December 2022, and with political parties on 2 December 2022.

For persons who wish to engage the SIC in camera to provide reliable information to aid the investigation you can please use the following channels:
Email: [email protected] and
Mobile: +232 76 609065 and +232 30 470288.