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Sierra Leone Police detain Parliamentarians

Sierra Leone Police detain Parliamentarians

A reliable source has informed this paper that an eleven man Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Tourism and Culture led by Hon. Frank Kposowa, was on Thursday, October 15 this year embarrassed by members of the Sierra Leone Police at the Mile 38 Checkpoint.

The source further explained the Parliamentarians were allegedly detained at the Mile 38 Checkpoint for close to one hour for what the Police there referred to as investigations of issues whose nature they couldn’t disclose.

The source further explained that the Committee was in Kenema city, east of the country on Monday, October 12 this year to evaluate the possibilities that will encourage investment in tourism and culture in that part of the country.

He stated that the mission of the Parliamentarians was successful but was faced with odd challenges on their way back to Freetown in the hands of Police at Mile 38 who, according to eye witnesses, are expected to secure and respect of state authorities.

The source also stated that there were expressions of dissatisfaction from civilians present at the scene of the incident.

He concluded that a staff member of the entourage recorded the incident and he is desirous for it to be aired over the radio and television.

By Rosetta Njawa

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