IG Assures Members of Car Dealers Association of Police Protection


By Amin Kef (Ranger)

Some of Executive Members of the Car Dealers Association on Friday October 21, 2022 met with the Inspector General of Police, Fayia Sellu at his George Street, Police Headquarters Office in Freetown with the main objective of mapping out workable or acceptable ways of protecting their car dealing business throughout the country.

Secretary General of the Association, Ibrahim Sorie Koroma, thanked the IGP for granting them the opportunity to hold such a meeting with him recalled that prior to his appointment as IGP, Fayia Sellu, had always given them the attention they needed whenever required.

During the meeting, the Secretary-General informed the IGP about frequent incidences of fraudsters penetrating into their business and how vulnerable they could be under such circumstances.

Added to what he said, the Association’s Vice President, Alhaji Mohamed Shaw also intimated the IGP that they are faced with several challenges in their business of car dealing and requested the intervention and protection of the IGP over the Association; adding, that with his experience and expertise in handling criminals and fraudsters who infiltrated their business and the fruitful outcome of such interventions, they are optimistic of similar results.

In his reaction, the Inspector General expressed appreciation for all the praises and commendations from the Association’s Executive and advised them to always involve the Police when they suspect an act of fraud or deception in the line of their business. He further advised them to contact him directly, in worse situations, if necessary.

As the meeting was coming to a close, the IGP advised members of the Association to collaborate with the Press and the Police to develop a communication campaign geared towards sensitizing the public about the recent criminal ‘modus operandi’ when it comes to car dealing fraud. “I am sure such a strategy could either mitigate or avert incidences of car dealing fraud,” IGP assured the Association members.






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