The bodyguard of Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Liberia, Patrick Foyah, is currently helping the police with their investigations after 114 life rounds of ammunition, two empty shells and one Uzi gun were seized from him in Kailahun district.
The regional crimes officer ASP Samuel Sammie Sesay, while addressing the media, said he left for Kailahun on July 18 upon an instruction from the Assistant Inspector General of Police East to investigate a fracas between the SLPP and PMDC.
During his activities there, Mr Sesay revealed, the gun and ammo were retrieved from the bodyguard of Ambassador Patrick Foyah, Sgt. John Pessima Turay, attached to the first battalion in Kailahun.
He said John Turay told him that he shot in the air because he had earlier received information that PMDC supporters had destroyed the SLPP office and were now approaching the residence of the SLPP candidate Madam Foyah.
John Turay reportedly said the supporters were armed with stones, knives, sticks and other harmful objects and singing songs that they were going to burn down Madam Foyah’s house.
The crowd, ASP Sesay quoted Sgt. John Turay to have said, dispersed after the latter fired two shots in the air.
Sgt. John Turay is now in custody helping the police in their investigations while statements from many people have also been obtained.