Police Declares Sheku Bangura Wanted
Sierra Leone Police has declared Sheku Bangura of 34c Station Road, Mayemie, Allen Town, wanted for riotous conduct and incitement.
Sheku Bangura is alleged to have made an inciting statement on social media, denouncing government action on the attempt to muzzle the press and victimization of opposition members.
Sheku Bangura, according to our investigation, is a member of the Opposition All People’s Congress. He is alleged to have taken part in a protest against the ruling SLPP Government, denouncing the increase on the pump price of fuel. According to family members, their home was raided on several occasions by the police in search of Sheku, who is said to have escaped through the backdoor of the house when the police arrived. It is understood that the police, before this time, has been trying to locate Sheku Bangura. Family sources say that since his escape, he has not been seen and his whereabouts unknown.
It could be recalled that on the 29th May 2019, A peaceful protest and demonstration organised by Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party turned ugly, as violence erupted outside the party’s office in Freetown, where crowds of supporters had gathered in their red party colours to protest against what the party describes as unfair treatment from the government, as well as abuse of power: allegations the government denies. Two days ago, the opposition APC called on its members and supporters to come out on the streets, dressed in red, to observe two days of protest. “Tomorrow Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May respectively, has been declared A RED DAY BY OUR PARTY leadership. All comrades are kindly requested to put on our dynamic APC party’s traditional RED AND WHITE on Thursday and Friday, as a form of solidarity to our APC party and our beloved mama Salone”. This is what the official announcement said: