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All People’s Congress (APC) Councilor, lbrahimSankoh of Ward 237 in Constituency 77 Masoila Lungi has been declared wanted by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP).

Police say the Councilor is suspected to have an involvement in the vandalisation of solar street lights that were commissioned at different locations within Lungi.

Deputy Police Media and Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Samuel Sao Conteh, said the Chiefdom Speaker of KaffuBullom, Pa Komrabai Maybe Kamara on Saturday 18th September, 2021 reported to the Police in Lungi that Councilor Sankoh had on 11th September this year confessed to the Paramount Chief that he had in his possession twenty-three (23) solar panels and five batteries that were removed from Kamara street, Masoila in Lungi sometime in September 2020 by his subjects to prevent them from being stolen by thieves.

This, the police chief said, was prior to the filming and widely publicised customary heaping of curses ceremony initiated by the local chiefdom authorities and directed against those people involved the stealing and vandalisation of government installations such as electric transformers and other properties within the Lungi township and its environs, meant to benefit the community.

After the report was filed, he said the Councilor was contacted and invited through telephone but failed to show up.

A team of investigators proceeded to the residence of Councilor Sankoh but he and his wife were nowhere to be found. With the consent of his neighbors and caretaker Abass Kamara, search warrant was executed in his premises witnessed by Section Chief, Pa Alimamy Sinneh Kargbo.

During the search, the 23 street solar panels and 5 batteries identified as government properties were retrieved and now in police custody.

Till press time last evening the whereabouts of the Councilor and his wife are unknown but Police say he will be arrested on sight whenever and wherever.

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