Former President Ernest Bai Koroma Placed Under House Arrest

By Julius Mustapha Harding, Freetown, Sierra Leone. December 8, 2023.

Former President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has been placed under house arrest after an extensive two-and-a-half-hour interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on 8th December, 2023 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The developments stem from the November 26th, 2023 attempted failed coup, marking a significant moment in the nation’s political landscape.

The precise details surrounding the alleged coup attempt remain undisclosed, leaving the public in anticipation of further information. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, who served as the President of Sierra Leone from 2007 to 2018, now faces a new chapter in his political career as authorities take precautionary measures.

House arrest indicates a restriction of movement, raising questions about the severity of the accusations and potential legal ramifications. 

As the situation unfolds, citizens and the international community eagerly await additional updates to shed light on the motives behind the alleged coup and the implications for Sierra Leone’s political stability.

President Ernest Bai Koroma