Special Investigation Committee Set Up to Probe August 10 Violent Protests

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Special Investigation Committee Set Up to Probe August 10 Violent Protests

By Amin Kef (Ranger)

In a Public Notice issued by the Office of the Press Secretary at State House dated 24th August 2022 it was mentioned that the General Public would recall that on Friday 12th August 2022, His Excellency Brigadier General (Rtd.) Dr. Julius Maada Bio addressed the nation and assured that an investigation would be instituted into the events of Wednesday 10th August 2022.

Further stated was that accordingly, it has pleased His Excellency Brigadier General (Rtd.) Dr. Julius Maada Bio to announce the establishment of a Special Investigation Committee to examine both the immediate and underlying causes, sources of financing, execution and consequences of the insurrection, as well as the response of security forces.

It was also included that the composition of the Special Investigation Committee is as follows: Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai Esq. – Chairman, Lawrence L. Bassie (Security Sector Expert) – Secretary, Executive Director – Legal Aid Board, National Security Coordinator – Office of National Security, President – Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, President – Sierra Leone Bar Association, Executive Director – Defence for Children International, National President – Women’s Forum, Sierra Leone, President – Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone, National Chairman – Council of Paramount Chiefs, Chairman – Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion, Chairman – Political Party Registration Commission, Chairman – Independent Media Commission, Chairman – Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association and Chairman – Sierra Leone Ex-Servicemen’s Association.

 

 

 

 

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