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Ady Macauly Schools Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

Ady Macauly Schools Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

The former Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Ady Macauly, has rubbished the flimsy defense put forward by authorities of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) for their gross injustice and naked human rights violations against some military officers including Patrick Edwin Kamara (SL-1246), WO1 Samuel Conteh (RSLAF-18165301), and WO2 Abu-Bakar Jalloh (RSLAF-18167253), who have been unlawfully detained for over 157 days now without charge or bail over allegations of discovery of a large cache of  ammunition at Presidential Lodge.

The former ACC boss, whose services have been retained by the said military officers as their solicitor, was reacting to a press release issued by the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), justifying the their illegal action against the unlawfully detained military personnel. While quoting some sections in the RSLAF Act of 1961 to give credence to their action, the former ACC Boss reacts that those provisions are in complete contravention with the constitution of Sierra Leone which clearly states that after 10 days in detention as the case for capital offence, you either charge or release on bail. Mr. Macauly also further reminds RSLAF that it is an offence under section 56(1)(a&b) RSLAF Act of 1961 to irregularly arrest &/or confine a person subject to military law

In a letter written to the Director of Crime Management, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the erudite lawyer made his position clear to the gross human rights violations and injustice the RSLAF is perpetrating on his clients which he urged the CID to address and failure of which the law will take its cause.

By Ibrahim Alusine Kamara

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