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Sierra Leone Police Declares Tejan Jalloh & Family Wanted

The Sierra Leone Police has on Thursday 18th August 2022, declared the Publicity Secretary of the main opposition APC party in the Eastern Part of Freetown, Mr. Tejan Jalloh and family wanted for allegedly participating in the August 10th riot. According to the Press Release that was signed by the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police, Mr. Fayia Sellu, accused Mr. Tejan Jalloh of the APC party of organizing and participating in the August 10th riot in Freetown. The Press Release further noted that, the APC strongman and other rioters took to the street of Freetown and protested against the ruling SLPP government. The Press Release added that, the protesters destroyed government properties and six police officers were killed. The Police Press Release indicated that Mr. Tejan Jalloh was arrested together with other protesters but he (Tejan Jalloh) escaped from their custody. Therefore, the Police has issued a strong warning against anyone that will be found wanting in providing shelter to Mr. Jalloh or have a hand in his escape. However, the Interim Transitional Chairman of the main opposition APC party, Alfred Peter Conteh has referred to the Press Release of the Sierra Leone Police as a witch hunt to clampdown on members and supporters of the main opposition APC party that are exposing the human rights violations and hardship in the country. The APC Interim Transitional Chairman has also called on the Sierra Leone Police to be professional in executing their duties, adding by noting that, they are working for the state and should not allow members of the ruling SLPP party to use them to cause mayhem on members and supporters of the main opposition APC party. Description: C:\Users\hp\Desktop\family 2.jpg “The protesters are not APC members and supporters but people who are tired with the level at which the SLPP party has destroyed the economy of the country and violated the rights of peaceful citizens,” the APC Interim Chairman said, stating further by calling on members of the Diplomatic Community and others to come to their aid. He further expressed that, no member of the APC is safe at this time that the ruling SLPP government officials are finding excuses for their misdeeds. He also called on the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police to release Mr. Tejan Jalloh, the Publicity Secretary of the APC party in the Eastern Part of Freetown and family. According to eyewitness accounts that preferred anonymity, exonerated the Publicity Secretary of the APC party in the Eastern Part of Freetown, Mr. Tejan Jalloh by stating that, he did not participate nor does he influence anyone to protest in the August 10th riot. They further mentioned that, Mr. Tejan Jalloh only came out to look for his missing brother who went to fetch water from nearby tap in the Eastern part of Freetown. The witness stating further that, while Mr. Tejan Jalloh was in search of the young man that was missing, owing to the fact that he has been exposing the atrocities committed by members of the ruling SLPP party, he was arrested by the police. They alleged that Mr. Tejan Jalloh was forcefully arrested by armed police men and taken to an unknown location, adding that, Mr. Tejan Jalloh was stripped naked, molested, beaten and had cigarettes burnt on his bare skin. The eyewitness added that, Mr. Tejan Jalloh house was attacked and set ablaze by thugs that are believed to be hired by members and supporters of the SLPP party. Prior to this, one of the eyewitnesses said that, his wife Salma Kamara and his daughter Malaika Tejan Jalloh were enlisted to join the traditional ‘Bondo’ Society, which is the Female Genital Mutilation. Sadly, the eyewitness stated that, Mr. Tejan Jalloh and wife have lost their first daughter during the Bondo initiation ceremony. He went further to say that, since they were enlisted for the Bondo initiation ceremony, all efforts made to get them into the Bondo society bush were futile as they are nowhere to be seen.

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