Solomon G. Seisay

Solomon George Seisay (February 1926 – 1996) was a Sierra Leonean civil servant who made history when he became the nation's first indigenous National Director of Prisons.[1]

Chief Superintendent
Solomon Seisay
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rank
1st National Director of Prisons
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded bynone
Personal details
BornFebruary 1926
Mokorewoh, Moyamba, British Sierra Leone
Died1996 (aged 69–70)
Freetown, Sierra Leone
NationalitySierra Leonean
ChildrenMalcolm, Olive, Maada, Ansumana & Sarah

Early lifeEdit

Solomon Seisay was the scion of an influential, landowning family in Moyamba District, Sierra Leone. He is the older brother of former Consul General Tinga Seisay and cousin of Brigadier General John Bangura.

CareerEdit

Seisay graduated with honors from the Police Training School at Hastings.[1] He advanced to the position of Senior Superintendent of the Sierra Leone Police Force. He was stationed all over the country until he was appointed Commandant of the Police Training School, his alma mater. Seisay made history when he became Sierra Leone's first indigenous Director of Prisons in 1965. He was very progressive and realized the importance the rehabilitative side of incarceration. During his tenure, Sierra Leone's prisons were in excellent condition.[1]

Seisay later became Chief of Security in Kenema where he was responsible for security at Sierra Leone's diamond and gold mines. He devised effective policies for the prevention smuggling.[1] After his retirement, the security in Kenema deteriorated drastically.

Private lifeEdit

Seisay became a private businessman, opening The Atlantic Amusement Center in Freetown.[1]


Police appointments
Preceded by
none
National Director of Prisons
1965–1971
Succeeded by
unknown
Police appointments
Preceded by
unknown
Commandant of the National Police Training School
1963–1965
Succeeded by
unknown
Police appointments
Preceded by
unknown
Senior Superintendent of the Sierra Leone Police Force
1965–1971
Succeeded by
unknown

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