Big Shake up in the Sierra Leone Police Force
By Abdul Hassan Fackie,
Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Police Council, headed by Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh as Chairman, has on the 13th May 2020, sent five senior Police Officers on retirement.
Those affected officials were Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Alfred Karrow Kamara (pictured), Assistant Inspector General of Police ( AIG) Amos Kargbo, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Kalia Edward Sesay, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Foday Umar Karefa Daboh and Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Ibrahim Sulaiman Koroma alias ‘Sizeman’, a former Head of the Criminal Investigations Department.
This latest development comes few days after ten other senior officers ranging from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSO) to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) were dismissed from the Force for various reasons.
There have been mixed reactions to the relieving of the Police Officers with some expressing the view that it has some amount of political undertones while the Police Spokesman, Superintendent Brima Kamara maintains that all those affected have attained the retirement age of sixty years.
It could be recalled that in recent times Police personnels have come under a barrage of criticisms with some calling for restructuring and reforms to be instituted.
It is for now not quite certain whether the relieving of the five senior Police Officers is one of the steps geared towards achieving that.