The Assistant Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in charge of Crime Services Francis Munu has said that the SLP is very much prepared to handle any case of armed robbery and other criminal activities within the country.
He was speaking on Tuesday 17th February at the usual press conference held by the SLP at the police head quarter in Freetown. He further stated that the SLP will frown at any information that will cause disaffection to the country. He also vowed to deal with anyone caught in such an unpatriotic act, adding that such people are doing a disservice to the nation.
Mr. Munu also disclosed to the press that the police have started using the newly renovated Criminal Investigation Department office at Pademba Road Freetown.
The A.I.G in charge of Professional Standards Mr.S.I.S Koroma informed press men that the fracas between the Press Secretary of State House Mr. Sheka Tarawalie and Hon. Elizabeth Lavalie of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party over a road leading to the former’s compound has been amicably resolved by the SLP. A.I.G. Koroma said they received about 43 protest letters from people in the neighborhood and that they received a report of an alleged murder of one Prince who was later found dead at A.J.Momoh street very close to WAEC. He said the police have arrested all the security guards who were on duty at WAEC on the night of the incident and are currently helping the police with investigation.
A.S.P Brima Bangura from East End Police Division informed the press that from February 5th to the 15th a total of 80 people were apprehended and charged to court for unlawful possession of Cannabis and Loitering. They were fined Le100, 000 each.
Inspector Musa Bangura of central police station also said that they conducted two raids at Lark Street in Freetown and arrested 24 suspects who were charged to court. Seven suspects were also apprehended at Lumley and were charged to court for unlawful possession of cannabis and Loitering.
The head of Media Relations of the Sierra Leone Police, Inspector Ibrahim Samura appealed to the media to help the police with information on activities that they consider detrimental to the security of the nation.