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Port Loko police accused of bias

The police in Port Loko have been accused of bias in the on-going electoral process in the district. This allegation was made during a meeting of all political parties under the mandate of Talking Drum Studio in collaboration with DFID and Irish Aid.
Citing the case of police bias was APC Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay who mentioned several negative stance of the force regarding complaints lodged against the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) aspirants.
He further cited that when Dr Abass Bundu made a report to the police regarding an insult on his character, the matter was speedily charged to court, while other matters were progressing at snail pace.
However, the Local Unit Commander Superintendent Tarawallie has shrugged of the allegations to be untrue.
He revealed that the case of Dr Bundu had been charged to court because he was able to avail the police with all the relevant witnesses, but that those made by the APC had not forwarded any witnesses to justify their allegations.
Superintendent Tarawallie told our correspondent that, “we are fully operating in accordance with our constitutional mandate,” adding further that, “it would be pointless for us to be partisan.”

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