By Joseph Milton Lebbie.
The Inspector-General of Police, Francis Alieu Munu, and the Executive Management Board of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) have appointed Chief Superintendent William Fayia Sellu as the new Commander of the Police Training School (PTS) at Hastings.
Prior to his new appointment, Fayia Sellu was serving as the Local Unit Commander (LUC) of the Bo-West Police Division since 22 August, 2016 but has been succeeded by Chief Superintendent Gabriel Turay from the Pamplap Police Station while Sellu has taken over from Chief Superintendent TM Biango who was heading the PTS.
In an interview with Global Times just after his appointment, William Fayia Sellu thanked IG Munu and the Executive Management Board for the appointment and promised to serve the PTS diligently and enforce more discipline into Police training.
‘I believe I am up to the challenging task and will surely not let down those who deemed it wise and necessary to bestow on me such a responsible position to head the training of our Police personnel,’ the Police chief remarked.
William Fayia Sellu joined the Sierra Leone Police in 1993 as a Cadet Officer just after graduating from the Njala University College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Linguistics.
He was the Chief Security Officer to the late President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah for seven years and the Head of the Complaints, Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID) for fourteen months. He also served as the Personal Assistant to the Inspector-General of Police for seven months.
Fayia Sellu has worked as Local Unit Commander in various Police divisions including Goderich, Kissy, Kenema and most recently the Bo-West Division.
He served also as Contingent Commander for the UN Peace Mission for three years in Dafur where he excelled.
He has the credit of being the first SLP officer to attend an international course in Strategic Leadership in the Botswana Police College from September to December, 2008.
Many residents of Bo say they will continue to miss Sellu for his good works which drastically minimized crime in the city and wish him well in his new office.