Following the Sunday cocaine bust up at the Freetown International Airport and the arrest and detention of a staff working for the First International Bank (FIB) by the police, the Bank has said that their staff was innocent.
The staff member Princess Dorwie according to the public communication officer of FIB, Andrew Fatorma, works at the FIB Lungi Airport Branch and was arrested Sunday by coincidence together with Mr Samuel Sesay, a personnel of the Airport Authority at the border between Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Mr Fatorma explained that their staff was moving along with the Airport personnel to attend an interview in Guinea. He said she had sought an excuse from them to attend to a visa – interview to travel to Germany and it became known to her that the Airport personnel too was traveling to Guinea on an exchange program with the Guinea Airport.
The communication officer further said they were arrest at the time the announcement was made that all vehicles plying the route should be intercepted. The FIB staff according to the communications officer has been released together with the Airport personnel.
“The Bank neither its staff has nothing to do with the cocaine” he said.
Up to Tuesday, the police said they had in their custody 58 suspects but it was not known yesterday how many of the 58 have been released or if any more were arrested.
By Ishmael Bayoh