Siera Leone Telegraph: 26 December 2023:
In the last hour, there are reports of trucks load of military and OSD personnel raiding the residence of Sheik Alhaji Mohamed “Omodu” Kamara, alias Jagaban in Freetown.
This marks a major escalation of government’s atrition against the country’s main opposition APC party by president Bio’s ruling SLPP.
According to unofficial reports, the raid took place in the early hours of this morning. It is not clear what prompted the police and military raid but it may not be unconnected to the government’s campaign of arresting opposition APC supporters and leaders it says were involved in an alleged attempted coup on 26th November 2023.
Jagaban is a successful entrepreneur of immense wealth, and is well known for financially supporting the opposition APC party as well as providing food for poor communities across the country.
Since 26th November, over 80 people have so far been arrested and detained without charge, as police and military continue their house-to-house search for alleged suspects and weapons.
But critics say that this is fast becoming a theatre of political retribution and witch-hunt that could threaten Sierra Leone’s hard-earned post-war peace and stability.
This is one report published on social media this morning: