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Sierra Leone News: Infantry battalion major detained

On Thursday 30 August 2018, head of Economic and Financial Fraud, Abubarr Kargbo at the Criminal Investigations Department disclosed that Major Abubakarr Turay, second in command, 9th infantry battalion in Kono, his wife, Fanta Turay, and Lance Corporal Aiah Jaward, are currently detained at the CID for an alleged robbery.
At the police press briefing, Kargbo said that on 25 August 2018 at Tombo, in Kono District the detainees robbed a Chinese national, Wang Yu the sum of $106,000 USD for a fake gold deal.
Kargbo further added that Turay on the said date asked Yu to come along with the said amount at a particular location adding that during the course of conversation, the money was snatched away from Yu by an unknown man.
Haja Mariam Tarawallie, wife of Paramount Chief Marrah Kabula and other two military personnel are also allegedly part of the team that conspired to rob Wang Yu.
As police investigations continue, Tarawalie and two others are currently at large.
SV/30/8/18
By Sylvia Villa
Monday September 03, 2018.

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