Sierra Leone’s former defence and internal affairs minister Major (Rtd) Paulo Conteh has been arrested by INTERPOL, Sierraloaded can authoritatively report.

Intelligence reports suggests that the former Minister was arrested today 25th December 2018 by the International Criminal Police Organization and is to be deported soon.

Palo Conteh is among the three major arms and ammunition investigations the Sierra Leone army is currently undergoing. He is also been wanted for various corruption offences perpetrated during the Ernest Bai Koroma administration.

The Police had on 7 July discovered two bundles of combat tents and 12 empty ammunition boxes at the residence of the former defence and internal affairs minister. Police say they made the discovery acting on a tip off, but Conteh has denied any sinister intentions.

More details soon…