At the weekly press conference held in Freetown by the Ministry of Information and Civic Education, Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police, William Fayia Sellu, raises concerns over Former President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Health, disrupting Coup investigation.

Sellu testified that during interrogations at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the former president has consistently complained about health problems and emphasized the necessity to take his prescribed medication. These health-related interruptions have reportedly disrupted the investigative process.

Sellu emphasized, “Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has been complaining about health problems and the need for him to take his drugs during his interrogations at the CID interrupting the process. We sent him home on two occassions for these health reasons.”

From the statement, the Inspector General disclosed that due to health concerns, President Koroma has been sent home on two separate occasions to address his health issues, temporarily halting the inquiries into his alleged involvement in the coup attempt.

The revelation has sparked debates and speculation regarding the impact of health concerns on the legal proceedings surrounding the attempted coup. Critics argue that such interruptions may hinder the thoroughness of the investigations, while supporters of the former president express concern for his well being and advocate for a fair and balanced approach to the legal proceedings.

As the situation unfolds, there is heightened anticipation surrounding the next steps in the investigation, and the broader implications this revelation may have on Sierra Leone’s political landscape. The delicate balance between the pursuit of justice and ensuring the health and well being of the accused raises challenging questions for the legal system and authorities overseeing the case.