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Sierra Leone News: Accused died in police custody

26-year old, Alpha Amadu Bah, was arrested and detained at the Eastern Police Division in Freetown for allegedly sexually penetrating a 10-year old girl in December 2016. He was to appear before Magistrate Albert Moody at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court in Freetown, on Thursday 20 April 2017.
However, the police prosecutor, Inspector S. Conteh informed the Court that Jalloh died while in the police custody at the Eastern Police Division. According to Conteh, the deceased committed suicide.  Magistrate Moody said since the accused was already dead, there was no need to proceed with investigations and therefore discharged the matter.
Efforts to get information from the police as to the cause of death of Alpha Amadu Bah, were unsuccessful.  Conteh stated that the matter is presently with the Independent Police Complaint Board for further investigation.
Friday  April 21, 2017.

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