Senior military officials have been arrested on suspicions of plotting a coup d'état. The alleged coup attempt was revealed by the Sierra Leone Police in a press release dated 31 July 2023.
The arrests were said to have been made after receiving credible intelligence regarding the supposed coup plot disguised as a protest on both the 7th and 10th August, similar to the protests of last year’s on the 10th-12th August.
Though further details weren’t revealed, the security sector called for calm during the handling of the situation.
The apprehended suspects are said to be aiding the security forces in ongoing investigations to uncover the full extent of the coup plot and any potential collaborators.