Sam Sumana escapes SLPP trap
Impeccable political sources have intimated Sierra Express Media that the sudden wave of unanticipated transfers and or suspension of high-ranking police officers at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) couple of weeks ago, could not be unconnected with a failed political grand scheme to implicate former Vice President and heavy-weight opposition politician, Chief Alhaji Sidique Samuel Sam Sumana in the ongoing investigation into the incident of murder and arson that took place in Koidu town, Kono district, on 20th April, 2021.
The incident was said to have been prompted by bitter political rivalry between the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples (SLPP) and the Coalition for Change (C4C), a Kono based opposition Party, which sparked a series of random arrests by the police, including suspects.
Being a high profile matter, the investigation was led by the Head of Criminal Investigation and the Head of Operations, John K Alpha and Superintendent MK Alieu respectively.
The source disclosed that during the course of investigation, some releases were made by the Investigators without due knowledge and permission of the Inspector General of Police.
In a similar vein, said the source, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) does not have the authority to endorse the release of high profile suspects without the consent of the Attorney General (AG), which he did in this case, relying on the recommendation of the heads of investigation.
Meanwhile, the investigated officers have been accused of insubordination and undue process, according to police sources.
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