Aftermath of Justice Biobele’s Robbery… Commissions Of Inquiry Continue

The three Commissions of Inquiry set up by President Julius Maada Bio’s ‘New Direction’ administration to investigate the records of top officials of the former Ernest Koroma led All People’s Congress (APC) government will, according to sources, resume sittings today at 10 a.m. after the residence of one of the three Commissioners was allegedly burgled on Monday by robbers.

The news that Justice Biobele Georgewill’s residence at Goderich in the West end of Freetown was received with shock by the nation, who immediately asked where the Judge’s security where when thieves entered into the house without their knowledge.

Both the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and the Minister of Information and Communications, immediately after the news broke out confirmed the attack, adding that a fact-finding mission was at work to find out who the assailants were.

Reportedly, the Judge’s laptop which sources say contains Commission materials gathered over the past six months and eight years of work in Nigeria were on the computer’s hard drive.

Whilst the motive of the attackers, on whose heads the police have now placed a Le10 million bounty for information leading to their arrest, is yet unknown, Justice Biobele is reported to have raised concern over receiving anonymous threatening telephone calls.

The question on the lips of many Sierra Leoneans includes what information does the Judge’s stolen laptop contain and is it central to the Commission’s work. If so, does that mean he would have to start his investigations all over again?

But more importantly, citizens want to know how the robbers breached the security perimeter around the Judge’s residence without being detected, given that he has state security personnel guarding him 24/7.