President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has alerted the new Inspector General of Police that he has a colossal task ahead of him.
President Bio was speaking during the Oath taking of the new police boss William Fayia Sellu at State House on Monday August 22nd 2022. President Bio admonished IG Sellu to be proactive owing to the growing trend of overlapping issues of security-related threats and fighting crimes in our respective communities.
The president stressed that he had no doubt in the leadership of Fayia Sellu and expressed his trust that he will live up to expectations and be able to surmount such herculean tasks.
Bio furthered that keeping the peace in Sierra Leone, as of now, is challenging based on the fact that some groups of people always bank on inciting others to cause mayhem in society. He assured the Police that all those who were responsible for the brutal deaths of the six Police personnel, who were killed whilst in the execution of their lawful duties on Wednesday 10th August 2022, will be brought to book, as provided for by law.
President Bio however wished IGP Sellu the best of luck in his new assignment.
Responding, Mr. Sellu expressed profound thanks and appreciation to President Julius Maada Bio for the confidence reposed in him to serve in the capacity of Inspector General of Police.
He pledged his commitment to upholding the core values and functions of the Sierra Leone Police and further promised to provide the right leadership for the organization, adding that he will work closely with other colleagues in the security sector so as to contribute his fair share to the peace and security of the country. He thanked his senior brother Brigadier Dr. Sahr Foday and his lovely wife Mrs. MaltidaDoris Sellu for standing by him through thick and thin.
He finally craved on the indulgence and support of his colleague senior officers, friends, and well-wishers to embrace teamwork and to help in his quest to change the narrative of the organization.