From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, Another Police Officer Killed
By Aruna Turay
Jun 8, 2010, 17:10

The remains of a Sierra Leone Police (SLP) Officer attached to the Special Court of Sierra Leone have been discovered at the Malama Athletic and Football Association (MAFA) field, Babadorie, Lumley in Freetown.

According to the Local Unit Commander (LUC) for the Lumley Police Division Chief Superintendent Alhaji Gibril Kabbah Kamara, at about 11:00pm on Friday 4th June 2010, a police officer attached to the Malama Police Post Constable 9781 Bangura M. came to the Division and reported a case of a dead body that has been discovered lying at the MAFA field. That same night, the LUC went on, a team from the Operations and Support Department of the Division headed by one Inspector Carmannoh visited the scene and discovered the corpse. After inspecting the corpse, a squad mate among the team was able to identify the corpse as a police officer. He said the corpse was searched and a police officerís identification card bearing the information Constable 7721 Sillah attached to the Special Court of Sierra Leone, a Special Court identification card and a 17 (seventeen) rounds magazine was found in his possession.

LUC Kabbah went in that the remains of the police officer has been taken to the Mortuary of the Cannaught Hospital awaiting postmortem, while two suspects have so far been arrested and put under police custody as investigations are still ongoing.

However, community residents revealed to Awareness Times that at about the same time that night, they heard loud shouting outside but was unable to investigate the cause of the shouting till day break when they were greeted with the tense police presence in the area that they were able to know what was going on.



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