AIG Memuna Reinstated


Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Mrs. Memunatu Borah Konteh-Jalloh has been reinstated into the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) following a brief suspension whilst she was under investigation for several allegations leveled against her.

According to a senior officer attached to the Complaint, Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID), “AIC Memunatu Borah Konteh-Jalloh has been reinstated after allegations made against her were found to be insubstantial and immaterial.”

It could be recalled that in our Tuesday 29th January,  2019 edition, it was reported that AIG Memuna, as she is popularly known, had been stripped of her rank and privileges as a member of the SLP whilst under suspension pending investigation into several allegations made against her.

A memo to AIG Memuna from the Director of Professional Standards and Religious Affairs at Police Headquarters on George Street, Freetown dated 25th January, 2019 stated that she was suspended with immediate effect.

The memo read: “In accordance with Regulation 23(1) and (2) of the Police Disciplinary Regulation 2001, you are hereby suspended from duty with immediate effect in order to facilitate and impartial and timely investigation of the under-mentioned offenses by the Complaints, Discipline and Internal Investigation Department (CDIID) at Police headquarters and Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

  1. Insubordination – Contrary to Paragraph 9, Rule 1.
  2. Disobedience of lawful orders given by superior officer in rank orally, in writing and signals – Contrary to Paragraph 9, Rule 2.
  3. Disrespect in words, act or demeanor to superior in rank – Paragraph 9, Rule 5.
  4. Use of abusive or insulting language to, or assaulting or quarrelling with any member of the force – Paragraph 9, Rule 4.
  5. Making any frivolous or vexatious complaint – Paragraph 9, Rule 34.
  6. Communicating to any unauthorized person matters connected with the Force, matters with the force without leave from superior officer under which she was serving – Paragraph 9, Rule 34.
  7. Maligning or feigning sickness – Paragraph 9, Rule 36.
  8. Failing to comply with a Standing Order issued by the Inspector General – Paragraph 9, Rule 34.
  9. Conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline – Paragraph 9, Rule 47.
  10. Conduct leading to the commission of a felony or behavior; to wit murder and perversion of justice, contrary to law (Common Law offense).”

The memo suspending AIG Memuna until the outcome of the investigation also stated that the Deputy Inspector General was to ensure proper handing over and should retrieve all police properties including ID card, other badges of identification and vehicle from her.

She was also instructed to report to the Director of Professional Standards on Monday 28th January, 2019 at 9a.m. till the end of the investigation.

The memo was signed by AIG Samuel K. Tarawally on behalf of the Inspector General.