Canadian Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau held discussions on Tuesday this week with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Alie Kabba, in Freetown.
The Canadian international development minister was in Freetown to renew Canada’s relationship with Sierra Leone, as part of Canada’s commitment to strength ties with Africa and help address the challenges faced by the continent.
Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street has discharged three accused persons for want of prosecution.
The three accused persons who were former staff of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) were facing thirty two count charges ranging from Conspiracy to Defraud to Embezzlement, contrary to Section (17) sub Section (1b) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
Three alleged cocaine dealers have been denied bail by Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street and ordered that they be kept at the Male Correctional Centre at Pademba Road in Freetown.
The accused persons, Nigerian-born Isaac Chukwunoso, Inspector Donald Kandeh Zizer and Sergeant Ibrahim Bangura of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) are facing criminal charges relating to the importation of a prohibited drug into Sierra Leone to wit: Cocaine, without lawful authority.
Freetown is the capital city of Sierra Leone and Lungi is the host to the only International Airport in the country.
However, these two important places have been separated by water since the country was discovered in 1462. Therefore, there has been much anticipation for the construction of a bridge to connect these two places. Britain, Sierra Leone’s colonial master did not do it after over a hundred and fifty years of colonial rule. Sierra Leone became independent in 1961 and since then, citizens have been yearning for a bridge to run through the Sierra Leone River estuary to connect Lungi to Freetown. The estuary is believed to be a varying length of four (4) to Ten (10) miles.