Sierra Leone Police have taken swift action to apprehend and detain a 33-year-old man identified as Chernor Conteh for the illegal possession of a locally made firearm and ammunition. The arrest comes as a result of stringent laws in Sierra Leone that consider the possession of any weapon or dangerous tool a grave offense, with criminal intent not requiring proof during legal proceedings.
Chernor Conteh, a resident of “Masethleh” Village in the Yoni Bana Chiefdom of the Tonkolili District in Northern Sierra Leone, was found with a shot gun and cartridges. The Sierra Leone Police acted on valuable intelligence, leading to a successful operation resulting in Conteh’s arrest. Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Joe Kamanda Bongay, the Local Unit Commander at the Waterloo Police Division, spearheaded the arresting team.
This incident follows a recent case where another individual was apprehended in the ‘Bondo’ Water community at Four Mile in Waterloo for the possession of a shotgun and multiple cartridges. The authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to curb illegal weapons possession and maintain public safety. SKS/30/12/2023