Former Resident Minister, East and Organizing Secretary of the All People’s Congress (APC), says he’s being protected from being arrested by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) by staff of Radio Democracy FM 98.1. He says the SLP is outside the studio, waiting for him to emerge and arrest him for comments he made on the breakfast show.
Kabba was studio guest this morning, discussing the assessment of President Maada Bio’s first 100 days in office as issued by his party, the APC.
Kabba tells me he’s still in “protective custody” in the New England Ville studios.
Superintendent Brima Kamara, SLP Media, has arrived at the scene saying Kabba has issues to provide answers for.
Staff of Radio Democracy say two plain-clothed men and two uniformed officers (general duty officer and a riot police) went inside the radio while Kabbah was granting an interview assessing the first 100 days of President Julius Maada Bio. They say they asked the policemen to wait outside where they are still waiting to effect the arrest.
Head of the police Criminal Investigations Department, Supt Gabriel Tommy say the move to arrest Kabbah had nothing to do with what he might have said on the radio. He said they had discovered the official vehicle he used as Minister of State for the East, cannibalised and hidden somewhere after he had failed to hand it over. He said persistent calls for him to report to the police were ignored.
Kabbah however told said that it was all a cover-up. He said the move to arrest him came in the back of another invite the previous day by the top echelons of the police whom he said accused him of engaging in subversive activities. Referring to the move as a threat, he wondered why if the CID had tried to reach him he was not arrested in that meeting or they had not contacted his APC party office.