LIBERIA: FORMER EX-POLICE CHIEF OF SIERRA LEONE TO BE EXTRADITED
The Government of Liberia has announced that it has taken a decision to remove from its territory the former Chief of Police of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mr. Mohammed Y Toure – also known as “Sankoh Paul Alimamy” and “Yeate Yeate”.
“Mr. Toure was apprehended in Monrovia by Liberian security forces at the request of the Sierra Leonean authorities on the allegation of helping plan subversive activities intended to unseat the Government of President Julius Maada Bio.” A press release from the Ministry of Information stipulates.
According to the press release signed by Minister Rennie, preliminary investigations were conducted and the Sierra Leone’s Government has assured Liberia that the trial of Turay will be free and fair.
“Following preliminary investigations in Liberia, and given the assurances of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone that the rights of the accused will be respected, including his rights to a free, fair and speedy trial, the Liberian Government decided it was appropriate to hand over Mr. Toure to the Government of Sierra Leone as requested by the authorities in that country.” The release said.
The Liberian Government’s decision, according to the Ministry of Information, is in keeping with the laws of Liberia.
“His handover to the Sierra Leonean Government is in keeping with the laws of Liberia and the 1986 Non-Aggression Security Treaty entered into by the Governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The decision is also in line with the 1994 Ecowas Convention.” The release farther clarifies.