By: Mustapha Sheriff
Claim: The APC Chairman in Kailahun has been shot and killed.
Verdict: False, as confirmed by the APC District Chairman of Kailahun District.
A Facebook page, Makoni Times-Sierra Leone, posted on their wall that the Chairman of APC in Kailahun had been shot and killed. This claim has also been widely shared on WhatsApp.
To investigate the claim, the SuperNewsRoom contacted Ensah Jajua, the Chairman of the APC in Kailahun District.
Ensah Jajua stated that he was not aware of such a claim. He confirmed that he is alive, whilst mentioning that the Chairlady of the APC had been assaulted by unknown individuals in Koindu.
“No, I have not been shot dead and as we speak, I am in Freetown. However, I can confirm that the Chairlady of the APC and other supporters were severely beaten in Koindu, Kailahun District,” he confirmed.
Conclusion: There is no evidence to support the claim that the APC Chairman of Kailahun district was shot dead. The Chairman himself has denied the claim. Therefore, the claim is false.
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 during the elections.
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