The Sierra Leone Police has invited a certain unnamed lady to avail herself to the Head of Criminal Investigations,Mohamed Kamara, within 24hours to provide relevant information on the alleged circulation of plastic rice in the market.
It could be recalled that a video was circulated on social media, alleging a circulation of plastic rice in the market, but authorities at the Standards Bureau had denied the claim, stating that they have standard machines that could detect any unwanted product that could be imported into the country.
Deputy Director of Standards Bureau,Amadu Bah, had noted that the individual who shared the video had an ulterior motive to undermine business in the country, while the Deputy Minister of Information and Communication,Cornelous Deveaux, noted that they were doing all to ensure that laws were put in place to deal with people who share false rumours on the social media.
Although they could not name the individual who shared the said video on social media, the Sierra Police has yesterday issued a public notice in which they requested for the individual to report at the CID headquarters and provide information as to the source of the said plastic rice.
According to the police, they would consider the posting as false and malicious intended to cause public alarm and scare, which they say is an offence, contrary to the Public Order Act of 1965.