In a significant turn of events today, December 8, 2023, Sierra Leone’s ex-President, HE Ernest Bai Koroma, has been confined to his residence under house arrest after his visit to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in central Freetown.
This development stems from the police’s inquiry into the attempted coup that unfolded on Sunday, November 26.
The esteemed statesman, who voluntarily responded to a police summons issued yesterday, denounced the violent incidents and affirmed his commitment to collaborating fully with the ongoing investigation. Former President Koroma emphasized the importance of adhering to due process and upholding the rule of law in the pursuit of justice.
Accompanied by his legal team, spearheaded by Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, the former president underscored his dedication to Sierra Leone’s peace and democracy. The unfolding situation is closely monitored as the legal proceedings progress surrounding this high-profile case.