Sierra Leone’s opposition leader is expected to return to the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department for questioning later today – at least this is what sources informed on the matter can say.
Summoned last Thursday by the police to present himself for interrogation in connection with the November 26 failed coup, Koroma has repeatedly distanced himself from the rebellion.
Still, the authorities found the former president as a person of interest after members of his security detail were profiled as perpetrators of the insurrection. Since last Friday when Koroma first reported to the police, different stories have popped up about his alleged detention, release and placement under house arrest – all of which are unverified.
Neither the opposition All Peoples Congress APC party, Koroma’s legal team or the government have spoken.
As a reminder, more than 70 people including serving military and police officers as well as retired uniform personnel have been arrested in the aftermath of the gunfight that killed 20 people.
WADR contacted a Sierra Leonean journalist about the current atmosphere