By Elksass I.L. Sannoh
The Publicity Secretary of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Mr. Editayo George Temple, is reported to have openly misbehaved at the State House in Freetown, in the early afternoon hours yesterday.
This ugly incident took place when Mr. Temple allegedly went to deliver a letter at the State House. Investigations carried out by this paper revealed that when he reached the barricaded gate at state House which is manned by the Operational Support Division (OSD) personnel of the Sierra Leone Police, he was interrogated by Private Officer Alfred who politely asked him to identify himself, which prompted him to roughly present his UDM card.
When this Reporter arrived at the Sergeant John was trying to put a halt to the exchange of obscene language that was taking place between Private Alfred and Mr. Temple.
When Sergeant John asked the Mr. Temple to stop the argument, he aggressively stated that those particular OSD Officers were not supposed to be guarding the State House.
He added that he was going to formally report the matter at the Complaints Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID) of the Police.
He also shouted that the Police Officers have no right to stop him from visiting President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House.
Mr. Temple who went with a red and white XL Motor Bike said before leaving the premises of the State House that he cannot blame the OSD Officers because they did not know who he was in the present political landscape of the country.
In an interview with a bystander who identified himself as a former Fourah Bay College student, Mr. Ibrahim Jusu Tarawally said that he was indeed amazed and dumbfounded at Mr. Editayo Temple’s lack of morals especially as he was an executive member of a registered political party in the country. He said there was need for this incident to be thoroughly investigated as the security of the President is paramount.
Similarly, Sergeant John said that Mr. Temple must include in his report that he misbehaved to the security apparatus at the State House.