The Assistant Inspector General of Police East, Elizabeth Turay, has told journalists that the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is on top of the situation as far as the electioneering process is concerned in the east.
Elizabeth Turay called on all not to bring their individual family grievances into national politics and advised everyone to practice decent politics.
She called on everyone not to take the laws into their hands but to seek redress through the Sierra Leone Police (SLP).
The AIG-East commended some of her Local Unit Commanders (LUCs) in the region for their tireless efforts in tackling some volatile political situations.
In his report, the regional crimes officer Samuel Sanie Sesay said “the crime rate in the region is on an up-and-down trend” but admitted that there was an increase in elections violence in the region.
He said, “in Kailahun district alone there have been 16 political cases and four other social cases reported to the police which the police are investigating and the SLP would always remain neutral in the investigations”.
Mr Sesay disclosed that, “the SLP has a fund raising wing known as the Traffic Wing”, noting that “from January to July this year 427 cases have been reported to the traffic division. And 131 of these cases have been fined while 186 discharged and the rest pending”.
The Traffic Wing has so far generated ten million three hundred and fifty thousand Leones, Mr Sesay revealed.
The LUCs from Kailahun division, Motema and Tankoro divisions in Kono, Daru division, Tongo division and Kenema were also in attendance.