The Sierra Leone Police are currently in hot waters for their apparent mishandling of duties associated with the preservation of life and protection of properties and also to investigate and prosecute criminals who are involved in lawlessness in the country.
Barely months after the brutal murder of a popular fullah business man Lamrana Bah at Mamboi Junction Calaba Town east end of the capital by armed rubbers, the police is yet to take the perpetrators to court.
Three days ago the Sierra Leone Police boastfully announced that the alleged killer of the fullah business man has been arrested signaling a start of the due process.
Reports say that the alleged suspect Kenneth Oloh Macaulay a hard core criminal was recently nabbed at the Eastend of the city, for the killing of Lamrana Bah with a gun at close range.
Kenneth Oloh Macauley has however escaped from police custody casting doubt on the ability of the police to protect the masses from hard core criminals.
The Inspector General of Police Brima Acha Kamara indeed admitted the escape of the alleged suspect and the entire police force is reported to be on a door to door search for the escaped suspect.
A cross section of fullahs interviewed by this press have expressed their disappointment over the attitude of the Sierra Leone police to allow a murder suspect to escape in police custody.
They have also accused the police of having “conspired with the murderer to escape justice” they said.
The angry fullah’s stated that some of the alleged murderers and criminals are alleged to be working with the police to rob victims off their monies and properties, and “when these cases are reported to the police they are not treated with any amount of seriousness as the police will frustrate the complainant until he abandons the case or pays more money” they alleged.