Sierra Leone: President Bio Revokes Presidential Clemency Granted to Herbalist Convicted for Murder

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By: Christian Conteh

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has revoked the Presidential Clemency granted to herbalist Baimba Moiforay who had been convicted for the murder of Sydney Buckle aka DJ Clef in 2015.

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LAC Chocolate as he is popularly called was granted a Presidential pardon on New Year’s Day, a constitutional right accorded the president as provided for in section 63 (1)(a) of the country’s 1991 constitution.

Upon his controversial pardon, LAC took to social media flaunting wealth and affluence. He also went to a local church to give testimony. His (LAC) release got tongues wagging. It is no surprise that president Bio decided to revoke the pardon with immediate effect.

A press statement from the Office of the President indicates that the president has instituted an investigation into the process leading to the granting of pardon to Baimba Moiforay on 1st January 2022.

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