AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Sep 25th, 2009 - 18:04:08 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Soldiers, Police Officers at Peace with Each Other in Sierra Leone
By Salieu Kamara
Sep 25, 2009, 17:34
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The Head of the Sierra Leone Police and the Head of the countrys Armed Forces, have, in a display of solidarity, yesterday Thursday September 24th 2009, teamed up to pay a Joint Visit to an assaulted soldier Hassan Bendu currently admitted at the 34 Military Hospital at Wilberforce.

Inspector General of Police Brima Acha Kamara and his Army counterpart, Major General A.C. Nelson Williams spoke to journalists after they paid the visit during which they assured that both the Sierra Leone Police and their Military counterparts had no bad blood between them.

Army Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Nelson Williams

The two Security Chiefs repeatedly spoke words in the local Creole parlance to the effect of Soja en Police nor get case wit densef [TRANSLATED: Soldiers and Police Officers do not have issues with each other].

According to Major General Nelson Williams, the two national security institutions had long ago signed a Memorandum of Understanding to the effect that they will work together in effecting national security and maintaining law and order. He said the content of the MOU was regularly disseminated not only at the Brigade Command levels but also at the Battalion and Company levels as well. He assured that the Army and Police were currently jointly investigating the disturbances at Waterloo and Lumpa that led to soldiers allegedly leading attacks on the Police Stations in the two localities during which jailed suspects were set free from cells and serious damage was occasioned on the police buildings.

Police Council Chairman, VP Sam Sumana

Accordingly, the Police Chief for his own part, assured that the Joint Visit was a "show of solidarity" at the highest levels of the two instructions which he explained was going to be replicated down to the lowest levels.

Meanwhile, one of the Military doctors, Dr. Paul Nabieu explained to journalists that Private Hassan Bendu was slowly recovering from his injuries.

It will be recalled that bike riders in Waterloo recently arrested and mercilessly thrash a military officer on grounds that the latter stole one of their bikes. This situation resulted in a deadly encounter amongst soldiers, bike riders and police officers.

The incident that occurred in Waterloo and Lumpa created pandemonium in the vicinities and people were running helter skelter for their lives.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Soldiers, Police Officers at Peace with Each Other in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, NEC Declares Dates for Elections
In Sierra Leone, Three Million Bail for Wounding with Intent
EDITORIALS
In Sierra Leone, Mohamed Daudis Koroma: APCs Rapid Response Minister
SLAJ Drags Sierra Leone President Back into their Morass?
Page 17 of Bankole Thompsons Rape Report
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL : No woman should die giving birth
Reproduced Article on Separation of Powers
Lawyer Iscandri, you cannot convict without Probable or Reasonable Cause!
FEATURES
Biography of the Late Mrs. Victoria Elizabeth Thelma Abiosseh Pratt(JUSTICE OF THE PEACE) who will be laid to rest today after a Funeral & Homegoing Service at St. Charles Church, Regent in Freetown.
WISS-SL Identifies Challenges in Security Sector
SLPP Leaders Abandoned SLPP Victims at Commission
ENTERTAINMENT
Solomon Ekuma Berewa Gets Surprise 70th Birthday Party
Sierra Leone's Kha-Benneh Bangura Wants Your Votes
Goapele, Daddy Saj and Mahala @ Zanzibar on Night of Saturday 26th
PROFILES
Bio Data Of The Former President Of The Republic Of Sierra Leone Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
A Chat With Sierra Leones First Doctorate Chartered Accountant: Dr. Dante Alie Bendu (B.Sc Hons, M.Sc, M.A., FeICM, ACCA, PhD)
Sierra Leonean Woman Excels In UK
THE ECONOMY
Kailahun SLPP MP frowns at Finance Minister in Sierra Leone
Sept 23: Millicom Sierra Leone bounces back
Romanian buys more Sierra Leone Diamonds shares
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRESS RELEASE MOHS Stance on the Recent Amnesty Report
BEST GUEST HOUSE IN KENEMA
Sierra Leone Chamber Of Agriculture Recruitment Notice
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Statement By The Chairman Of The UK & Ireland Branch At The Prayer And Intercession Service To Commemorate The 58th Anniversary Of SLPP
Sierra Leone Envoy Launches Sierra College Foundation (SCF) in the UK
Contracting Authority: The ECOWAS Commission Support to Regional Integration in West Africa
ADVERTISEMENTS
AFRICELL
Study In The UK
World Bank Sierra Leone Vacancy Announcement
SATIRE
An Afflicted Cow FookFook Brain Manufactures Ronshos, Diamba, Gnomes, Rubber-Fack & Leprechauns; Desires to Import Machiavelli into a Democracy
Mama Salone Laments 48 Years of Freedom and Independence
Tourist Attraction: Office Of The President & Ministry Of Tourism & Culture should take note
FROM OUR TEAM
Awareness Times to produce our own 'White Paper' on the Justice Bankole Thompson Commission Report
Problems with our Internet Lines in Freetown Block Daily Update
Sincere Congratulations to Reverend Wilfred Leeroy Kabbs-Kanu from Sierra Leone

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net