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Sierra Leone News : Former Chief of Defence Staff of RSLAF Shot Dead
By Sallieu Specks Sillah
Dec 23, 2016, 17:06
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The former Chief of Defence Staff (CSD) of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Retired Lieutenant S.O. Williams was shot dead at his residence at Devil Hole in the outskirt of Freetown at 3:00 am on Thursday 22nd  December, 2016.

 

The late CDS relocated to Devil Hole in early June this year after retiring from the Army. According to sources who spoke to the Awareness Times Newspaper, two unarmed military security officers who were deployed at his residence working from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.


1. Former CDS of RSLAF, Retired Lieutenant S.O. Williams

 

His wife and two children are out of the country, whilst one of his son- Fidel Williams just returned from the USA three days to his death, butunfortunate Fidel did not sleep in the house on the day the incident took place. However there were two other small boys whom the late CDS was taken care of. The boys, who are aged between eleven and thirteen years, were in the house the night the CDS was shot.

 

Meanwhile, according to Isatu Sesay, mother of one of the boys who was interviewed by this newspaper, his son ran to her around 4:00am and told her that the former CDS had been shot dead by three unknown armed men. However, she confirmed that nothing was stolen from the house as she said the boy reported that only their mobile phones were taken away and that they were not hurt.

 

When asked whether they were aware of any threat against the late man,they responded in the negative.

 

Fidel Williams the late man son in tears said all what he was hearing were speculations. He however assured that he trust the Criminal Investigation Team led by Assistant Inspector General of Police Mamuna Conteh of the Ross Road Police Division to come out with the truth of the matter.

 

Meanwhile, as of the time of coming to press, the corpse had been taken to the mortuary for postmortem, whilst the two military security officers attached to his residence and the two small boys who slept in the house on the night of the incidence are helping the police in their investigation.


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