OPERATED BY SLAJ

False

FACT-CHECKED

by SLAJ |

No, the former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma was never invited to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for questioning as claimed in a viral social media video.

SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked the claim and established that it is false.

Claim

“Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has been Invited to CID for questioning” Social Media Claims.

Rating Justification

We contacted Ady Macauley, an executive member of the APC who told iVerify that the video being peddled was recorded following the arrest of Bai Mamoud, former President of the Young Congress as stated by the person who recorded the video. Contextually, it wasn’t the former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma who was being referred to in the 28-second video but the former President of the Young Congress of the party, Bai Mamoud.

We also spoke to Lansana Dumbuya Esq., the National Secretary General of the All People’s Congress party who refuted the claim saying that such an invitation wasn’t to his and that of the party’s knowledge.

Evidence and References

Lansana Dumbuya Esq., National Secretary General of All Peoples’s Congress Party (APC)

Ady Macauley Esq., Executive Member and Legal Representative of the All People’s Congress Party (APC)