As promised by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Alfred Palo Conteh, the inspection and testing of the Pademba road gallows has been done.

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Palo conteh, who has earlier promised that the gallows will be tested this week was at the Pademba road Prison with members of his ministry, the Prison service and the Press.

Rtd Maj. Palo Conteh says he is working in accordance with the law as he is very law abiding. “I will not do anything outside the law, it is because we still have the death penalty in our law books that is why I am preparing the gallows for all those the law has found wanting.”

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He said the gallows has not been in use for a long time but the death penalty is still in the law books and anybody that is sentenced to death will definitely face the consequence.

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“All those who do not want Sierra Leone to be safe and free of violence, myself and my team as well the Judiciary, we will not relent as we will go after them, whether they are in caves, hiding elsewhere we will uproot them and bring them to justice.”

The minister concluded that He is still committed  to his drive to make Sierra Leone safe again.