The national headquarters building of Sierra Leone’s opposition Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) in Freetown was allegedly set on fire Tuesday.
Firefighters are currently trying to put out the fire which started from the top floor of the building at about 10.00 a.m. (1000GMT).
Opposition leader Mohamed Kamaremba Mansaray told Anadolu Agency he suspects the act is the handy work of the ruling All People’s Congress APC Party.
“A petrol bomb was thrown into my party office at Rawdon Street early this morning. They burned property worth millions of leones [local currency] including sensitive party documents. This can only be done by members of the ruling All People’s Congress [APC] Party who are not happy with me criticizing their failed policies. They have done that in my other office in the North in the past. Nothing happened,” Kamaremba added.
Meanwhile, ruling APC Party officials have denied the claim and have called on the police to investigate the incident.