The President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio has sacked the Minister of Justice Anthony Yeiwoh Brewah, also Attorney General and replaced by Mohamed Lamin Tarawalley.
The reasons of his sacking were not mentionned.
Mr Brewah sat on a committee that made recommendations to the president for the pardoning of 160 inmates.
According to local media, the sacking is linked to the pardoning of prisoners on New Year’s Day and photos of the attorney general with one of the freed inmates.
The attorney general was then pictured at his house with Baimba Moi Foray – who had been convicted of the murder of a DJ – which sparked outrage, the BBC reports.
Foray’s pardoning has since been revoked.