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Sierra Leone: Arrests of former government ministers

, Index number: AFR 51/002/1994

About 26 people, most of whom are believed to be former government ministers and others associated with the former government, are reported to have been arrested on or around 7 May 1994. The following 10 people are among those arrested: Dr Birch Momodu Conteh, Paramount Chief Alimamy Dura, Gipu Felix-George, Abdul Mutallib Iscandari, Dr Bu-Buakei Jabbie, Dr Wiltshire Johnson, Egerton Tamba Kamara, Dr Sheka Kanu, Alhaji Abdul Karim Koroma, Ahmad Edward Sisay. Although the official reason for the arrests is non-payment of compensation to the government, no criminal charges have yet been brought.

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