Over cocaine issue… Kemoh Sesay breaks silence in Mecca
Former Minister of Transport and Aviation and current Chairman of All People’s Congress (APC) party, Port Loko District has finally broken his silence in the holy city of Mecca over the July 12th 2008 cocaine saga. (Information Attache, Alhaji Jalloh (L) interviewing former Minister of Transport and Aviaiation, Alhaji Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay)
Alhaji Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay broke his silence in an interview with the Information Bureau of the Sierra Leone Embassy at his downtown Mecca Hotel few days after completing his ‘hajj’ rituals.
“I have forgiven all those who were casting aspersions on me during the investigation of the cocaine case. I used the opportunity in this holy land to pray to Allah to forgive them for whatever wrong they have done to me,” the former minister says.
The fact of the matter is, he adds, if I was involved, I would have been indicted.Â “I was investigated by the FBI, IM 6 in the UK, the Sierra Leone Police and Office of National Security (ONS) and at the end, I was found innocent.”
On why he kept silent since then, Alhaji Kemoh explains: “I wanted to give chance to the investigators to do their job properly and avoiding prejudice on the matter, made me to ignore all press interviews.”
On his current relationship with the President, he said: “It’s very cordial. I have respect for him. He is my President and elder brother. He also has confidence in me and he knows what I am capable of doing.”
It could be recalled that Kemoh Sesay was allegedly reported to have approved for clearance and landing of an Antonov plane carrying over 700 kilograms of cocaine at the Lungi International Airport.
Few days later, it was announced from the office of the President that: “in view of the current investigations surrounding the unauthorised landing of the mysterious plane loaded with cocaine at the Lungi International Airport, it has pleased his Excellency the President to relieve Mr. Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay of his duties as minister of Transport and Aviation, pending the conclusion of these investigations.”
The statement from the highest office in the land continues: “The decision has been necessitated by the need to facilitate ongoing investigations in providing unfettered access to everyone and everywhere the investigations demand.”
Asked if he is expecting another appointment from His Excellency the President, Mr. Sesay responds: “I don’t know. I didn’t ask him to appoint me as Transport and Aviation Minister. He has the prerogative of hiring and firing. If I’m asked to serve my country in any capacity, I will surely do it.”
( Coming soon…APC Honours Kemoh Sesay In Mecca)By Alhaji Jalloh, Information AttachÃ©, Sierra Leone Embassy – Riyadh
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