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3 notorious armed robbers nabbed
Three notorious armed robbers with several robbery cases pending in the Law Court of Sierra Leone, have been arrested by personnel of the Sierra Leone Police along Bismarck Johnson Street in Freetown. The three robbers, Mohamed Mansaray, Michael Koroma and Edmond Kanu armed with pistols, were arrested after they have attacked and robbed residents of 18D Bismarck Johnson Street their mobile phones, jewelries and physical cash in the sum of eighteen million leones.
Africell starts Ramadan promo
One of the leading Telecommunication companies in Sierra Leone, Africell, has commenced its second Ramadan promotion code named ‘Treasure Hunt Part 2’. The promotion which is being aired on national television from Mondays to Saturdays every week, allows the company’s subscribers to win themselves millions of leones. For a subscriber to qualify for the promotion, he/she must recharge his Africell phone and send a blank message to 777. The more messages sent, the more chances one has to qualify.
Over 2,000 farmers trained
Over two thousand farmers drawn from Kono and Koinadugu districts have received training in basic techniques involved in commercial agriculture. The training took farmers through a rigorous thirty weeks of Farmer Field School (FFS) intensive training programme for the transformation of agriculture from a subsistence farming to a more commercialized farming. The training was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security.
Disability Commission Chairman approved
Members of Parliament have approved Fredrick J.M. Kamara to head the newly established Commission for the disabled in Sierra Leone. The Disabled Commission was established under an Act of Parliament to address issues of disabled persons in the country . The newly approved Chairman was scrutinized by the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Public Service through set criteria regarding educational background, police clearance and asset declaration.
Guinean pirates blamed for sinking Salone boat
Guinean pirates that invaded the high seas have been blamed for sinking a local boat owned by some Sierra Leoneans. This was reportedly confirmed to journalists by the Head of Maritime Wing in the Sierra Leone Police Chief Superintendent Ahmed Kandeh. The accident claimed the lives of six Sierra Leoneans on the high seas.
Five jailed for double registration
Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 has slammed a six-month jail sentence on five people for doing double registration in the past Biometric Voter Registration (BVR). The accused persons, Abdul Aziz Koroma, Yeabu Kargbo, Felicia Buck, Amos Cooper and Samuel George were charged with the offense of knowingly seeking and obtaining registration as electorate for more than one Ward, contrary to the Electoral Laws Act No.2 of 2012. The particulars of offense stated that the accused persons on diverse days between 23rd January and 24th March 2012, at different registration centres in Freetown, registered themselves more than once.
Police promotion out soon
The Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) will soon release promotion for the following categories of police personnel, Sergeants, Inspectors, Assistant Superintendents, Superintendents and Chief Superintendents of Police. This was reportedly revealed to journalists by the Assistant Inspector General in-charge of Operations in the SLP, Mr. Al-Shek Kamara. The promotions are going to be based on criteria regarding service period, local and international courses attended, performance and disciplinary records of personnel, among others.