He said that he was informed by the victim that she had reported the matter at the Lumley Police Post but that nothing else was done by Police to fast-track the matter. According to Chernor Wunjuru Jalloh, it was at this point that he escorted the victim to the Lumley Post and that upon arrival they were directed to the FSU at the Lumley Police Station where the victim was issued a Medical Request Form for her to be examined and treated at the Rainbo Centre.
After the examination, they were referred once again to the Lumley Police Station, according to Chernor Wunjuru Jalloh, where the victim and witness’ statements were taken.
Chernor Wunjuru Jalloh explained to AYV that the victim resides around the Wash Car Beach Road area near a cow ranch. According to him, the victim informed him that on the night of the incident, the suspect allegedly attacked her to have sex but that when she refused the suspect then gave her two sachets of Tyson rum which she rejected, adding that it was then that, the suspect ‘Security’ attacked her and forcefully had sex with her; using her from the front and from behind. He added that the suspect stepped on the victim’s big toe which later got swollen, adding that after the incident the victim is now suffering from malaria but is responding to treatment. He lamented however that police released the suspect without thorough investigation. In addition, according to Jalloh, the victim’s eye-glasses and torchlight were damaged.
He used the opportunity to call on government, donor partners, UN organizations and all other organizations and other bodies fighting against rape and organizations dealing with the welfare of aged people to come onboard to ensure that this victim gets justice.
Speaking to AYV at his Police Headquarters office at George Street in Freetown, Head of Media and Public Relations, Superintendent Brima Kamara (Media One), said the matter was reported to police on 13th July, 2019 but that the incident allegedly happened much earlier and that the victim reported the matter to police in the company of another person. He added that she was issued a Medical Request Form for examination and treatment at the Rainbo Center as is the routine and that upon receipt of the medical form, Police have taken her statement together with that of her witness, and that the victim had identified her perpetrator
He urged the complainant to exercise patience, adding that when investigations are complete the case file would be taken to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice after which the matter would either be charged or dropped according to the DPP’s advice.