From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, LUC Damns Newspaper Report
By Dauda Koroma
Jul 29, 2010, 17:16

The new Local Unit Commander for the Eastern Police Division, Mrs. Gloria O. Victoria Tarawally has on Tuesday expressed her disappointment over some newspapers for tantalizing reportage. The LUC was reacting to a recent publication that appeared in a certain local tabloid accusing her of corruption.

In an exclusive interview with Awareness Times at her office, LUC Tarawally deplored the unprofessional act of some journalists that write articles against individuals without getting their own sides of the stories.

She was referencing a publication in which the writer alleged that she was the most corrupt LUC by diverting logistics meant for her division to personal use. According to her, the story in question accused her of wittingly holding on to rain coats meant for distribution to her personnel as well as receiving bribes from suspects for cover ups.  “Nobody in senior position in the police force can meddle with logistics and indulge in corruption without being mindful of disciplinary actions from the authorities,” she iterated, while asserting that she is corrupt free and that she has been capably handling that office without grumble from personnel and the general public.

“That is why we appreciate and respect the Awareness Times for always cross checking stories especially those hinging on personalities before publication,” she revealed, while thanking the reporter for taking his time to come to her to know the truth.

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