The Special Assistant to the President on Social Affairs, Sheka S. Kamara yesterday told Awoko during an interview at State House that, the president is calling on all Sierra Leoneans to allow the police to investigate the issue thoroughly.
The President, Mr. Kamara said, is greatly concerned over the issue and as a result has instructed competent people to carry out a thorough investigation into it. “Anyone found wanting by the police will be dealt with accordingly and besides, all those under arrest now are innocent until proven otherwise”.
The Presidential Adviser said, they have not got any intelligence on whether people were given money at the Lungi International Airport prior to the arrival of the aircraft with the consignments alleged to be cocaine. “APC as a party has no task force and we never had people at the airport to monitor what was happening there”, Kamara said.
He furthered that, the Minister of Transport and Aviation has not been called in by the police for interrogation and that there was no need for him to be suspended as called for by certain sections of the Media.
“The President is concerned that he wants to see proper security for his people and that could be done by the relevant authorities. We are therefore calling on the people to allow for thorough investigation into the issue”, Sheka Kamara said.
There had been information that, the Minister of Transport and Aviation got a tip off regarding the arrival of the aircraft with the alleged cocaine but the Adviser to the President on Social Affairs said, that was not to their knowledge.
Speaking on the arrest of Ahmed Sesay, Manager for the national team and cousin to the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kamara said, that has no correlation to his relationship with the Minister.
The Adviser to the President on Social Affairs further stated that, they are waiting on the police to come out with their findings and that, the government will know what to do next.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Oliver Somasa has been put in charge of investigating the alleged cocaine scam. By John Baimba Sesay