Two police officers, Inspector M.M Kamara and Sgt Patrick Johnson have been arrested in connection with the ongoing cocaine saga.
The arrest of the two officers was yesterday confirmed to Awoko by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of crime services Francis Munu who said the two officers were suspected to have some connection with the cocaine saga. Both officers are from the Special Branch and the Crime Intelligence Service.
The arrest of the two officers was said by some sources to have received a bribe from the run –away suspect Gibrilla Kamara (GK) to enable his safe escape. Another source said, the two officers were handed bribe by GK for the Inspector General of Police so as to enable his smooth escape. All these allegations were refuted by Mr Munu.
He said the arrested officers were just suspected to have been connected in some way or the other to the cocaine deal. “ for now we presume them innocent until proven guilty by the court of law. When we have taken statements from them, we will send it to the law officers department for further advice” Mr Munu explained that they do not want to castigate the arrested officers until they get further advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
As to how their arrest was linked to the cocaine deal, Mr Munu said “ we suspect that they have some connection with the deal. Whatever comes out and the advice we get from the DPP, it depends on it” He also said they were waiting on the advice of the DPP to charge the cocaine suspects for cocaine.
By Ishmael Bayoh