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Major (Ret.) Alfred Palo Conteh and State House Conspiracy Theory!

Major (Ret.) Alfred Palo Conteh and State House Conspiracy Theory!

In criminology, examining why people commit crimes is very important, especially in the ongoing debate of how crime should be handled and prevented. 

In Rational Crime Theory: People generally act in their self and make decisions to commit crime after weighing the the potential risk ( Including getting caught and punished) against the rewards. 

Maj. Palo as a well trained military officer and a senior politician, knows very well the consequences of committing a crime. 

Let me start by asking few questions here: Did the police ever knew that Mr. Palo had a weapon? Has Palo Conteh been ever interrogated for possession of arms? Has he ever visited president Maada Bio since he became President of the Republic of Sierra Leone? Has he ever visited State House since 2018 when the APC lost power? These and many other questions will be asked as the police investigations continues.

One of the biggest problem in our investigative system in our country is that, we leave the entire investigations processes in the hands of the police. Whatever they say in an investigation is final. 

What was the conclusion of the investigation on the robbery at the house of the Nigerian Judge Biobele? What was the conclusion of the robbery at the office of the  Magistrate at the Pademba Road Court? The list goes on and on.

The government should allow Independent Criminal Investigators to come in and conduct a free and fair investigation in the interest of the people of the country. 

For the simple fact that Maj. Palo and other members of the defunct Ebola Team only came to State House upon the invitation of President Maada Bio to come and discuss the way forward for tackling the deadly coronavirus, shows that, he has no other criminal or dubious intentions of coming to State House. 

But unfortunately, conspiracy theorists are at work and have already found the young man guilty of whatever fabricated crime. 

Unfortunately though, President Maada Bio, a military officer himself knows exactly what happened. 

Sierra Leoneans should be rest assured that, a team of International Criminal Investigators are following up with the police investigation to assertion the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

Our country has already been sandwiched by the deadly coronavirus therefore, we should focus all our attention on preventing it from entering rather than, listening to those conspiracy theorists, who has no good intentions for our country. This shouldn’t be the time for any finger pointing but rather coming together as one nation to defend and defeat coronavirus once and for all. 

Let common sense prevail!

Mohamed Kakay. Law Enforcement and Security Officer Training Academy–Philadelphia, 🇺🇸 USA

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