A REPORT OF AN ALLEGED CASE OF MISPRISION OF TREASON AND ATTEMPTED

COUP TO OVERTHROWN THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE AGAINST SAMSON KOROMA

Name of complainant:     Sierra Leone Police 

Address:                            Freetown                                                                          

A Case and Enquiry File Recorded on Saturday 27th February, 2024, commenced at

08:00 hrs at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Pademba Road  in Freetown, against Edward Momoh 

Name:                   Samson Koroma

Address:              8 Mamba Ridge Quarter, Kissy, Freetown                                    

Nationality:         Sierra Leonean 

Age:                      Adult

Occupation:          Employed

Marital status:     Married

Sex:                       Male                     

A REPORT OF AN ALLEGED CASE OF MISPRISION OF TREASON AND

ATTEMPTED COUP TO OVERTHROWN THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED

GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE 

Recorded down on Saturday 27th February, 2024, commenced at 08:00 Hours at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Pademba road in Freetown. 

Sources from the Sierra Leone police (SLP) have disclosed that one Samson Koroma, who is a resident of 8 Mamba Ridge Quarter, Kissy, Freetown, has been declared wanted by the Law Enforcement Institution “the Sierra Leone Police” for a case of “Misprision of

Treason and attempted coup to overthrown the democratically elected government of Sierra Leone” According to the Public Affairs Department of the Sierra Leone Police through a press release signed by the Inspector General of Police, that Samson Koroma was among the irate youths that stands for the offence of Misprision of Treason and attempted coup to overthrown the democratically elected government of Sierra Leone and who also involved in beating a police officer and caused bodily harm on him and they also caused other destruction on politicians living around Kissy in the East end community in Freetown. Samson Koroma and three other miscreants were the leaders in inciting young people to come out and demonstrate against “the State”, for economic hardship in the country. 

According to an intelligence gathered, before the National Elections on March 18, 2018, Samson Koroma was posted to the former President Ernest Bai Koroma as one of his securities. In 2020, when the former President Ernest Bai Koroma traveled out of the country Samson Koroma was withdrawn from his securities and posted at the Ross Road Police Station after some years he was called to report at the police headquarters for interrogation, in connection with information that is going around that he is the one those giving information to the former president Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the opposition party about the activities of the SLPP government and to explain how former president Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma be his uncle.  After the interrogation, he was told to go home.  Samson Koroma reported to his station for duty on the next day. 

According to information, on Tuesday 12 July 2022 some irate youths wrote to the Sierra Leone Police for police clearance that they want to protest against the government of Sierra

Leone about the cost of living. On the 7 August another information meet the Sierra Leone Police that with or without Police permission they are coming out in numbers to protest against the government for the same high cost of living, so all security personnel across all police divisions were ask to stand fast. 

On 10th August 2022, all security personnel were posted on the street, by 10 am protesters came out in number and started demonstrating, attacks the streets and Police Stations, Police Officers were brutally killed and some were damaged, Samson Koroma escaped from where his colleagues from the same station where also were killed. After that incident he was also call for questioning because of the relationship he have with the former President. He was later transfer to the Sierra Leone correctional center. It is an offense according to Section 4 (12) Cap 2 in the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965 of Sierra Leone that any person who involved in divulging secrete information illegally to destabilize the state will be prosecuted to life imprisonment. 

On the 26 November Sunday 2023 was a day off from duty for Samson Koroma. According to Samson Koroma, He said he was at home when he had that the Sierra Leone Correctional central has been broken and some Prisoners have escaped and security personnel deployed at the correctional center where kill on that process. Samson Koroma was nowhere to be seen  after the prison break. Samson Koroma has been declared wanted by the police, because of what happened at the correctional center they accused me of being part of the People that broke the correctional center and a warrant of arrest has been put in force for his arrest for the offence of Misprision of Treason and attempted coup to overthrown the democratically elected government of Sierra Leone.  He has gone into hiding and his whereabouts is still unknown. His photos have been displayed at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Freetown and the Police are encouraging the general public to give any vital information that will lead to his arrest. 

Statement concluded at 12: 15 hours. Made in Krio and recorded in English.

Read over and admitted.