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Former Sierra Leone President Identified As Suspect In Coup Attempt


December 14, 2023

Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been declared a suspect in the ongoing investigation over last month’s attempted coup.

Mr Koroma, who was granted bail on Saturday, has been under house arrest.

Inspector General of Police, William Fayia Sellu says 80 suspects were in police custody, among them serving and dismissed military officers, serving and retired police officers, civilians and a correctional service officer.

Mr Koroma’s daughter, Dankay Koroma, was also named among 54 wanted suspects in a list the police updated on Tuesday.

The government has promised a monetary reward to anyone with information that could lead to the capture of these suspects.