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Deputy Minister still detained - News in Sierra Leone
Deputy Minister still detained
Published On : 2013-09-13 17:59:38
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As investigations into the alleged rape of a 24 year old lady, by former Deputy Minister of Education Science and Technology, Mamoud Tarawallie, intensifies, the Family Support Unit is still being held him in detention as investigations progress.
Tarawallie who was relieved of his duties on Wednesday, following the rape allegation, has been in detention at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for about 72 hours helping the FSU with the investigations.

 


Head of the Family Support Unit, Mabel Menah Fallah told Awoko that the alleged rape victim made a report on the 9th of September at around 9pm at the New England Ville Police Station, that she was allegedly raped by Tarawallie in a house in Kingtom and in the scuffle, was left with scratches on her face and a blistered lip.

 


She said that based on that report , the victim was issued with a medical form for medical examination. Madam Fallah added that because the offence is felonious, the following day a team of FSU investigators went to the office of the alleged perpetrator and was invited for questioning at the New England Police Station.

 


The Head of FSU said that because the matter involved a senior government official, the matter was transferred to the FSU at the CID headquarters.

 


Asked why the alleged perpetrator is not on bail, she stated that the offence is serious and when we investigate rape cases, the alleged perpetrator is detained, so as not to interfere with the investigations.

 


According to the Head of FSU, the former Minister confessed that the lady was his lover and that was their first sex.
Currently, she said the case file is with the Law Officers Department awaiting legal advice.

 

 


Madam Fallah said that the investigation is going on freely with no political interference or from the Inspector-General of Police.
Friday September 13, 2013

 

 

 
 
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