Bai Koroma, Former S’Leone President, Charged With Treason

Former Sierra Leone President, Ernest Bai Koroma, has been charged with four counts of treason in connection with an attempted coup, according to a BBC report.

He was in court in the capital as the charges were read to him. He has previously denied involvement.

Last November, gunmen broke into a military armoury and several prisons in Freetown, freeing almost 2,000 inmates.

Twelve others were on Tuesday charged over the attempted coup, including one of Mr Koroma’s former bodyguards.