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Forty three (43) live rounds of ammunitions and an empty rifle magazine have been discovered in a primary school in Freetown, the police have disclosed.
Police Media Boss, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Ibrahim Samura yesterday told newsmen that on Monday 5th October 2009, a teacher of the Tomsonia Primary School in Wilberforce, Freetown, Mr. Vandi Moseray, reported the discovery of a quantity of ammunition in the school compound.
“Upon this report, a combined team of CID and GD personnel visited the scene. At the scene, forty three live rounds of ammunitions and an empty magazine were discovered. Snap shots of the scene were taken,” ASP Samura explained.
It was also reported that unknown gunmen attacked a police patrol team in the early hours (02:15hr) of Tuesday 6th October 2009. The incident took place at the junction of Leicester and Gloucester. The unidentified gunmen reportedly gunned down one PC 8333 David Abu Musa attached at the Central Division who was rushed to the Connaught Hospital were he subsequently passed away. The matter is being rigorously investigated, police have assured.
The Police also seem to be highly embarrassed over what is now clearly an illegal detention of the vehicle of one of the country’s outspoken newspaper Publishers, Dr. Sylvia Blyden and two of her staff. At the same Police press briefing, Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Professional Standards, S.I.S. Koroma told pressmen that the populace should “trust” that the police would not hold anyone “beyond the 72 hours without charging them to court or freeing them”
The Sam King Stationeries Headquarter Shop, situated on Gloucester Street in Freetown, has been attacked by robbers. The thieves stormed the shop on the night of Monday October 5, 2009.
Director of Operations for the Sam King Services Stationeries Shop, Mr. Ernest Ndomahina has disclosed that the shop was firmly closed after business hours on the day in question. He said staff members were griped with shock when they report for work the next morning and noticed that one of the windows has been forced open with all it glasses smashed and blood all over the place. According to him, the police was immediately alerted even before any staff member was allowed to enter the premises.
Two police officers attached at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), were dispatched to the scene of crime. “On arrival, the police officers inspected the windows and proceeded to enter the building,” he explained adding that properties worth millions of leones, including computers and stationeries were stolen.
The matter is presently being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP).
Source: Awareness Times