Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Crime Services, Francis Munu has told journalists that former Transport and Aviation minister,
Kemoh Sesay made an additional statement to police yesterday. He would not say whether or not Mr Sesay was later released or why statement was obtained from him.
Other sources close to the case say police obtained statement from Mr Sesay at Murray Town.
Kemoh Sesay was sacked by President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday, to clear the way for investigations into the landing at Lungi three weeks ago of a light aircraft with 700 kilograms of cocaine.
Meanwhile, Mr Munu also told journalists yesterday that police have arrested a “prime suspect”, Ibrahim Mohamed Manley, an Air Traffic Control Officer at the Airports Authority on whose head was a Le 10-million bounty.
AIG Munu said Mr. Manley was wanted for the offence of conspiracy to traffic cocaine into Sierra Leone.
Assistant Inspector general of Police in charge of Professional Standards, Tamba Gbekie said he had received a telephone call from a private citizen in Waterloo at noon yesterday, asking that he should go to Waterloo to meet him with the wanted man.
Mr. Gbekie said he then asked the caller to meet him at Calaba Town where the suspect was arrested.He said Manley had been on leave but chose to be at the airport on the day the aircraft landed to take over air control.
By Abibatu Kamara