Mohamed Kallon who is the chairman and owner of the Kalleone Group of companies in a press briefing held yesterday at his office headquarters debunked a publication captioned footballer Mohamed Kallon also arrested in connection with the Lungi cocaine scandal and the report also made reference that Mohamed Kallon was banned for a year while playing for Inter Milan for testing drug positive.
In a press release which was issued by Kalleone Group of companies chairman with the caption ‘Kallon Not arrested’ the release stated that “Mohamed Kallon today read with dismay a front page story in the For Di People newspaper which suggests the Leone Stars captain is among those arrested in connection with the recent cocaine scandal.”
The release maintained that Mr. Kallon wishes to let the whole public know that the story is not only false but also mischievous and a calculated attempt to smear his reputation.
The release said that during the incidence at Lungi Mr. Kallon was in town and was going about his normal business as any peaceful and well-meaning citizen of Sierra Leone.
The Leone Stars Captain considers it illogical to link his eight (8) months ban for taking performance enhancement drugs while playing for Inter Milan FC about four (4) years ago to the recent national drug scandal.
While his lawyers are taking up the issue with For Di People Mr.Kallon wishes to appeal to journalists to ensure they get their facts right before they publish.