Hon. Justice Monfred Sesay adjudicating over the High Court of Sierra Leone has said in Freetown that he would soon delivered judgment on an alleged robber, Mohamed Samura alias Blaka who is facing four counts indictment, contrary to law.
The accused person is charged with multiple offences ranging fromConspiracy, Assault with intent to Rob to Robbery, which contravene Section (23) sub Section (3) of the Larceny Act of 1916, as repealed and replaced by Section (2) of the imperial Statutes Criminal Law Adoption Amendment Act of 1971.
If information reaching this medium is anything to go by, then the billions of leones poured into the Sierra Leone Premier League competition is nothing but a mere waste.
Before press time last evening, rumors have it that Isha Johansson who has been acquitted and discharged alongside the Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Christopher Kamara on corruption charges has said he does not recognise the League and will stop it.
Between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00am of yesterday 27th May, 2019, a combined team of personnel from Congo Cross Division, Operational Support Division (OSD) and Lumley Division clashed with pupils of the W.A.M Collegiate Secondary School on Wilkinson Road in Freetown.
Ernest Bai Koroma: Not under any house arrest as alleged
By Prince C. Kamara
The former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma is not under house arrest. This is according to inside sources at the former president’s office in Makeni.
Malicious and politically motivated rumor had it that, the former president had been placed under house arrest following his non-appearance or failure to honor the invitation to attend the Bintumani III Conference in Freetown.
A very reliable source informed AYV that the former president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma is well guarded at his Makeni residence and anywhere and everywhere he decides to go, adding that, the former president and his wife did not attend the Bintumani III Conference because they have a relative that was bereaved, whose relatives the both of them owe a lot to.
Describing Sierra Leone as the most beautiful country in the world, the Chief Minister said he was honoured and a privileged to serve as Chair of the Bintumani 3 National Conference on Peace and National Cohesion.
He said after 58 Years of Political Independence, 18 years after the end of the Civil war, 15 Years after the end of the Truth & Reconciliation Process and 4 Years after the end of the devastating Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone was at a Crossroad because 18 Years after the end of the Civil War, we have not as a Nation established a strong and long-term Foundation for Lasting Peace & Non-violent Conflict Transformation. He said we cannot Say Never Again to War and Violence when we have failed to plan for its Prevention.
The women of Sierra Leone have been joined by the Christian Lawyers Centre (LEGAL LINK) to condemn the volume of verbal attacks and frustrations that have been exported on Basita Michaels Esq, the President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, for simply expressing her candid opinion on how sustainable peace and national cohesion can be achieved in the state during the Bintumani 3 Conference.
On 25th May 2019, Mrs. Fatima Bio joined the Muslim community at the Mortomeh with mudslide survivors in prayer. As part of fulfilling her fundamental obligation of Islam in the holy month of Ramadan, the first lady identified herself with the people and survivors of the Mortomeh community.
The former President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Isha Johannsen and the Secretary General, Christopher Abdul Kamara have been acquitted and discharged by Hon. Justice Reginald Fynn presiding over the High Court of Sierra Leone.
Delivering his judgment, the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Reginald Fynn informed the court that Isha Johannsen and Christopher Abdul Kamara were initially charged on eleven count indictments dated 8 September 2017.
The Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman, Yusuf Keketoma Sandi has donated 18 bags of rice, condiments and cash to the SLPP Jammah and seven party groups at the SLPP headquarters today, Friday 24th May as part of his Ramadan donation to SLPP members.
Speaking during the presentation of the Ramadan donation, Keketoma Sandi said that Ramadan is month of sharing and the items for the donation are to support party members observing the holy month of Ramadan.
Stakeholders in Kambia district have resolved to unite and promote sustaining peace for the development of the district. This decision was unanimously reached by participants which included Paramount Chiefs, youth, women’s representatives, Councilors, Civil Society organizations and community members all over the chiefdoms.
The Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology (EBKUST) over the weekend donated food items including rice, onions, oil, sugar, salt and maggie to six different Muslim groups around Magburaka, Makeni and Port Loko districts, Northern Sierra Leone.
A team of Commissioners of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) led by the Chairman George S. Khoryama returned to the capital over the week end at the conclusion of a week – long familiarization and seminar for newspaper editors, radio and television station managers in the northern, southern and eastern provinces.
President Julius Maada Bio has explained to the Bintumani III Conference audience that impunity is rife in Sierra Leone and that henceforth, ‘buff case’ and ‘no case’ and ‘orders from above’ do not make for justice to be seen and done in the country, adding that our law enforcement agencies should do its work diligently, fairly, without favor, and without fear of recrimination or reproach if this trend is to be halted.
By Joseph S. Margai, Strategic Communications Coordinator, State House
SALCAB Managing Director, Ishmael Kebbay, making statement during the presser
Officials of the Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB), has on Monday, 27th May, 2019, told newsmen that they were set to take internet connectivity to 500 schools, colleges and 15 public hospitals, under their ‘Project One Access’.
Speaking to the media at his Lumley Beach Road office in Freetown, SALCAB’s Managing Director, Ishmael Kebbay, said his institution believes in President Bio’s vision of improving on human capital development.
JMB Women’s Wing worship with Muslims in Kailahun district Eastern part of the country on the 23th May 2019. They made a tremendous strive in sustaining the Muslim communities in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone.
The women as usual are constantly providing "Kidmaa" for Muslim communities in the entire country since the month of Ramadan started.
Special Representative of the Secretary General - Mohamed Ibn Chambas
The United Nations, through its able Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas has commended His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and his New Direction government for their continuous commitment to sustaining peace in Sierra Leone.
The World Bank over the weekend approved a $50 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Energy Sector Utility Reform Project (ESURP) to support improvement in the operational performance of the national electricity distribution utility.
This additional financing is scaling up the investment activities of electricity supply in urban areas as well as increasing the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of the distribution network and connecting new residential, commercial, and industrial users in Freetown.
By Ibrahim Sorie Koroma, Health Education Officer – HED/MoHS
With support from UNICEF, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation through the Health Education Division last week Thursday engaged all 75 Ward Councillors in the Western Area at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium in Freetown.
The purpose of the engagement was to orientate Ward Councillors on the upcoming Nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, scheduled to take place Monday 10th –Sunday 16th June, this year.
“We have made huge gains. We are a stable democracy. We have a free press. Civil society organizations operate and speak up freely. Our communities are integrated at all levels. We are a nation at peace.
“Therefore, we need to consolidate and institutionalize those gains. We therefore need a viable infrastructure to help us build on past efforts.”