Reports reaching this medium indicate that the residence of Justice Biobele Georgewill, one of three judges probing the administration of former President Ernest Bai Koroma, was attacked last night. Although details are still sketchy, the Information Minister, Mohamed Rahman Swarray, has confirmed the attack but couldn’t give further information, emphasising that “a fact-finding mission is on its way to the residence” in Goderich, just outside Freetown.
Justice Georgewill, a Nigrian, leads one of the three commissions of inquiry against suspected persons of interest who have been accused of grand theft and graft in the past Ernest Koroma government.
It has however been also mooted that the person, who attacked the residence of the Nigerian Justice Biobele Georgewill took away his laptop. Sources say it contains his work at the commission and eight years of work in Nigeria.
Acording to the BBC reporter in Sierra Leone, Umaru Fofanah, “Those who visited the judge this morning say he was visibly shaken by it. The motive of the attacker(s) is not immediately clear but Justice Biobele had openly spoken about receiving anonymous threatening telephone calls”
Questions are now being asked as to why the state did not provide him with a laptop when he arrived, and about the state of security at his residence.
NewsWatch is closely following this story and will bring out details as it unfolds.