The Sierra Leone police has dismissed a police officer “whose video surfaced on social media which showed a Police Officer in uniform labouring under the influence of drugs and alcohol while he was on duty.”
According to the press release, it stated that “as a disciplined Institution, Management acted swiftly to ascertain not only the veracity of the video but also the identity of the Police Officer portrayed therein.”
The press release continued that “the Sierra Leone Police hereby informs the public that the said Police Officer (defaulter) seen in the video was identified as Police Constable 18654 Alie Sankoh, attached to the Kissy Police Division, in Freetown.”
“Be further informed that the defaulter has been administratively investigated and arraigned before a Disciplinary Hearing on Five Count charges, ranging from being under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol whilst on Duty, to Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline” the press release said.
The release ended that “the Defaulter pleaded guilty to all five counts and he has therefore been accordingly dismissed from the Force, effective 4th November, 2022, in line with the provisions of the Police (Discipline) Regulations, 2001.”