Sierra Leone's deputy education minister has been charged with raping a university student , police have said.
"He is facing counts of rape, wounding, wounding with intent and assault. He has been denied bail and is currently in Pademba road prison," inspector general of police Francis Munu confirmed on Tuesday.
Following the incident, the deputy minister has been sacked. He was in court on Monday and denied the charges.
Police have filed rape charges against him with the complainant being a 24-year-old student at the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown who accused the former government official of raping him in a private residence.
Tarawali might get a strict sentence if found guilty considering that Sierra Leone is recovering from years of war during which sexual violence committed against women were the order of the day.