Director of Crimes at the Sierra Leone Police

Director of Crimes Services at the Sierra Leone Police, AIG Braima Jah has been named in the missing of the tune of $40,000 which was taken to the police headquarters as evidence from some Indians.

Information reaching the New Age indicated that Briama Jah set up another Criminal Investigation Department (CID) like unit at the Headquarter despite warnings from the Inspector General of Police.

It was alleged that police officers in the said unit defrauded the Indians in question the sum of $40,000 and handed it over to Briama Jah who passed it on to a police constable for safe keeping.

That the money should have been given to the exhibit clerk for proper exhibit recording instead of giving it to a constable is now believed to be on the run with the money.

It was also alleged that the Indians paid the sum of Le10 million as a bail condition which was also collected by Briama Jah instead of being paid to the consolidated fund.

That a complaint has been made by a police officer to the Independent Police Complaint Board (IPCB) based on what he described as unfair treatment from Briama Jah by trying to blame him for the missing money.

Investigation embarked on by New Age at the IPCB revealed that indeed a complaint has been made on the issue and that AIG Briama Jah has made statement to the IPCB.

The IPCB maintained that they are still looking into the issue and are waiting on the complainant for more information and for statement to be obtained from his witness or witnesses.

It is believed that the head of professional standards at the Sierra Leone Police has been transferred because of this case.

Efforts made by the New Age to reach AIG Briama Jah proved fruitless as he failed to respond.