To expedite the capture and prosecution of the assailants involved in the security breach, the Sierra Leone Police has announces a substantial reward of Fifty Thousand New Leones (50,000 NLe) for anyone providing crucial information leading to their arrest. Additionally, a further reward of Ten Thousand New Leones (10,000 NLe) is offered for the arrest of the unlawfully released prisoners or suspects.
The Media and Public Relations Department at Police Headquarters, George Street – Freetown, issued this notice on November 27, 2023.
The SLP emphasizes the importance of community cooperation, underlining the gravity of the situation and the need for swift justice.
In a daring attempt early on Sunday, November 26, 2023, a group of unidentified assailants targeted Wilberforce Barracks, attempting to breach the military armoury in Freetown.
The brazen criminals continued their rampage at Pademba Road and Special Court Correctional Centres, as well as Kissy and Calaba Town Police Stations, liberating numerous prisoners and suspects.
The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has launched a comprehensive investigation into this alarming incident, mobilizing the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to uncover the motives and full facts surrounding the security breach.
In a public notice, the SLP urges unlawfully released prisoners or suspects to surrender at the nearest police station, warning of potential arrest and prosecution for “Escape from Lawful Custody” for those who fail to comply.
The SLP is seeking collaboration from the public, encouraging individuals with relevant information to come forward and aid the ongoing investigation. Recognizing the voluntary surrender of some prisoners, the SLP expresses appreciation for their cooperation.