The 2023 U.S. Department of State report has discussed the alleged inhuman treatment popular rapper, Alhaji Amadu Bah also known as “Boss La” suffered in police custody last year.

This came after the controversial rapper was sentenced to nine years imprisonment after being found guilty of all four count charges levied against him last Friday by High Court Judge, Justice Adrian Fisher.

The 2023 US Department of State report on Sierra Leone mentions a lot of human rights violations on citizens, including the ill-treatment of Boss La.

The report states that it is inhumane to commit cruel punishment on prisoners.

On June 12th, 2022, Sierra Leone Police arrested, detained, and shaved off the dreadlocks of Boss La for an alleged offense,” the report states.

The report adds that following reports from the media on the inhuman treatment of Boss La, the Independent Police Complaint Board (IPCB) launched an investigation into the alleged police inhuman act.

The IPCB had not published its report as of September 6,” the report states.

The report is an annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices that covers internationally recognized individual, civil, and political annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as the Human Rights Reports, which look into human rights practices of States.