Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma arrives in exile in Nigeria

Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma arrives in exile in Nigeria


Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma is scheduled to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday.

The former president is scheduled to spend Thursday in Africa's largest country on political asylum.

Koroma was found guilty following an investigation into a coup attempt in his country.

His arrival in Nigeria was announced in a public notice signed by Sierra Leone's Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernolu Ba.

The notice states: “On Wednesday, January 3, 2024, before Judge Santje Bangura of the Second Magistrate Court, the Republic of Sierra Leone indicted Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for his alleged role in the coup attempt of November 26, 2023. An indictment has been filed.'' ”

The notice added that Koroma's charges include treason, false imprisonment for treason and two counts of seclusion.

However, the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS secured political asylum for the former president in Nigeria.

A letter written by ECOWAS Commission Chairman Omar Aliu Tourai to the current president of Sierra Leone, Julius Bio, was headed “Temporary relocation of the former president to Abuja'' and requested permission for the former president to travel to Abuja. Nigeria.

The contents of a letter written on January 2, 2024 by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Macky Sall of Sierra Leone have been copied.

Source: dailypost.ng

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