By: Mabinty Kamara
Verdict: TRUE, It has been confirmed
Reports on social media indicating the release of detainees from the Kissy police station situated on Barracks Old Road by individuals donning military attire have been confirmed by an officer assigned to the Kissy Police Station.
The SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom reached out to personnel at the station and an officer assigned to the station affirmed that a cadre of men dressed in military camouflage descended upon the station.
He went on to confirm that, “they not only freed the detainees housed within the facility but also disarmed the Operational Support Division (OSD) personnel who were on duty”.
Although the exact count of detainees liberated during this incident remains undisclosed, we can authoritatively confirm that indeed detainees at Kissy Police Station were freed by unidentified military personnel
Note: This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens to have access to credible and accurate information in Sierra Leone.
We will continue to update you on the incident and more
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