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Swift Response from Security sector, saves Central of Freetown from Calamity

Swift Response from Security sector, saves Central of Freetown from Calamity By: Kembay Central Business District (CBD), Thursday 21st September, 2023 The security sector in a move to restore not only law and order but peace and calmness in the Central Business District (CBD) of Freetown gun down a notorious criminal, Mohamed Massaquoi commonly known as Big Fish. Eyewitness account states that Big Fish accompany by two others in an unknown intention grabbed the weapon of a female Operational Support Division (OSD) officer by on Charlotte Street by UBA Bank and an attempt by members of the public to disarm him resulted to rapid shooting  both on the ground and in the air. The sounds from the gun shots attracted the attention of the security sector, mainly the Military and Police who traced the sound and caught up with the desperado on Lightfoot Boston Street where he was gun down, an action that yielded public jubilation and commendation of the security sector.  Meanwhile, i

SLPP gets a landslide victory in 2023 elections. How?

By: Analytical writing August 31st 2022 The Slpp strongholds of South east and the Apc semi strongholds of North west are going to see an equilibrium interms of registration figures. That means, almost equal strength in registration numbers.Maybe the North West including Freetown, will be slightly ahead with a few percentages. What does this equilibrium mean?It means Apc has lost the elections. E lek North West  register to maximum, it is still not a guarantee that Apc will win. This pattern of registration and voting was what exactly  played out in 2018. The problem here for Apc is they have failed in the area of national reach. They have little or no presence in two regions. While the Slpp has voting strength everywhere.  Let give a hypothetical 2023  voting result  and you do the math.We  do 4 districts.  Kailahun(Slpp 90% ,Apc 10%) Pujehun(Slpp 90% ,Apc 10%) Koinadugu(Apc 63% Slpp 37%) Kambia(Apc 67% ,Slpp 33%) This is the exact pattern the 2023 election is

Bo Rangers has dismissed Musa Tombo

Musa Noah Kamara Alias Musa Tombo's contract with the Bo Rangers has been canceled due to his erratic attitude toward the club and its executive chairman.

Heavy rain in Freetown has wreaked havoc.

Updates received from the National Situation Room at ONS. Report of 28 AUG ’22 informs of flash floods and landslide in some communities in the Western Area due to torrential rains as follows:  In Kanikay, Culvert, Kaningo and Tengbeh Town, some houses and major roads are reportedly flooded leaving residents trapped in the raging waters and their properties destroyed.    In Looking Town, there was a landslide that covered two houses and some people are reportedly trapped in the rubble. Residents in the community managed to remove five people from the rubble. Four (04) of them had already died and the remaining one, a child (age 7) was rescued alive and taken to the Rokupa Government Hospital.   In Brook Street, a perimeter fence collapsed on a building which left some people trapped in the building.   In Cassava Farm on Leicester Road, a building collapsed due to the torrential rain. However, no casualties have been reported.  At Mary Street by Circu

"Freetown Mayor is a thief" Sylvia O. Blyden

Dr. Sylvia O. Blyden, the proprietor of the Awareness Times Newspaper, has openly referred to the mayor of Freetown as "Tiffy Tiffy," which translates directly into English as a notorious robber. She also maintains that the ACC is still investigating three additional files against the current mayor. "TIFFY TIFFY MAYOR YVONNE AKI-SAWYERR HAS 4 MORE OPEN FILES AT THE ANTI CORRUPTION COMMISSION As ACC recovers 187,904,803.00 Leones stolen by Freetown Mayor and closes 1 out of 5 Active Files_ By Awareness Times Newspaper. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on 23rd August 2022 closed down one(1) out of five(5) Active Files of Investigation ongoing against the corrupt Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (aka Tiffy Tiffy Mayor). Credible sources inform Awareness Times Newspaper that the file now closed is just one out of five active files of corruption by Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr that is currently under investigation. Only

Sierra Leoneans petitioned APC terrorists

Sierra Leoneans deliver a letter of petition opposing Adebayor to the Dutch Embassy in the United States. Sierra Leoneans handed a letter of petition against a Dutch citizen who is instigating and wreaking havoc on the country's common citizens today in Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America. In the letter presented at the Dutch Embassy in the United States, incidents of incitement that resulted in fatalities, injuries, and property destruction were outlined. Additionally, Adebayor and his criminal organization's systematic use of fear and violations of human rights has led to the deaths of numerous young people around the nation. Sierra Leoneans are pleading with the Netherlands government to take action against Adebayor, either by having him tried there or by having him extradited there to stand trial.

Arrested: He disarmed two police officers, during the failed coup in August 10th.

On Wednesday 24th August, 2022 at 1245 hrs PC Bai Shebora Thelleh the 3rd of Mile 91 arrived in my office and intimated me that there is a stranger apparently hiding in a village called Rokoron with whom he was not satisfied. Having elicited detailed description of the said stranger from the chief, I swiftly mobilized a joint team of OSD, IIS, and CID personnel and instructed them to go for the fugitive. He was located and arrested. Upon arrival in my office, I interrogated suspect in depth against the backdrop of the suspicion that he could be one of the WANTED personsand that he went and hid himself in that village in order to evade the wrath of the law. He indeed admitted parts of the allegations I put to him. For instance, he stated that he was carrying a placard on the 10th of August, 2022 which read: FUEL PRICE must go down. He further admitted that on that fateful day he was among the group that went to Waterloo Police Station. He is Mohamed Jambah Bangura of 10 Full

SLP update the Media on recent developments

SLP update the Media on recent developments By: Kembay Police Headquarters, George Street Freetown, Thursday 25 August, 2022 In it usual strides to keep the public abreast on it operations, the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has engaged members of the media on the number of suspects in custody as of 24 August, 2022, the number discharged and the way forward following the August 10 insurrection. Head of Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Richard Peter Gibao Roberts commonly known as RPG disclosed that, as of Wednesday 24 August, 2022, the total number of suspects in their custody was five hundred and six (506) and that on the same day the cumulated number of suspects release was one hundred and thirty three (133). According to the CID Boss, the release of the 133 was unconditional after thorough investigations and separating them into different categories including those caught during curfew, random arrest of August 10 and

A large amount of cannabis was destroyed at the Kenema Magistrate Court.

Large quantity of cannabis destroy at the Kenema Magistrate Court. SLP Media-East 23/08/2022 Magistrate Court of Kenema has on the 23rd August 2022, handed over exhibits of three (3) big sacs, each containing two bundles of Cannabis Sativa; totaling six bundles, to the Justice Support Department of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) Kenema Division, to be publicly burnt.).  The burning exercise took place in an open space at the Magistrate Court, in the presence of the Press, SLP-Military Liaison Officer, Civil Society, and other members of the public.  In an interview with the Head of Justice and Legal Support Unit, ASP Daniel Lahai Konneh maintained that it was always a tradition that the court hands over exhibits of such nature to the police for burning immediately after they passed the verdict. He noted that the synergy between the Police and the court has always led to the success of these exercises and today's exercise was not an exception. Mr. Konneh discl

The New IGP's address enthralled the audience.

"29 years ago, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio engaged me at the FSSG where I was a teacher and convinced me to enlist into the army, I said my Father was a Police man and I would like to enlist as a Police officer. He said he had no problem with that. As a recruit at the police training school, His Excellency who was the Vice Chairman then NPRC visited me as a recruit at the police training school. Never knew that 29 years later, this same president that visited me at the police training school is here again this time, decorating me as the Inspector General of Police. I thank you very Your Excellency."  State House speech by Police IG William Fayia Sellu during his decoration.

Dr. Fatima Bio receives another International award

SIERRA LEONE'S π…πˆπ‘π’π“ π‹π€πƒπ˜  WINS AFRICA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD  2022 The Voice Achievers Award Company on Saturday 20th August at the Sir Dawda Kairaba International Conference Center awarded the First Lady of Sierra Leone Dr. Fatima Maada Bio the African Woman of the year 2020. The Voice Achievers Awards is established in the Netherlands and it has become a global event attended by hundreds of people.  Organisers of the event said Dr.Fatima Maada Bio epitomises bravery, intelligence and servant leadership, as evident in the massive impact being recorded by her humanitarian and official work across the globe. They highlighted the rich academic background of the First Lady including her graduation from the Roehampton University with BA Honours in Performing Arts, which qualifies her as an International Actress and Script Writer. Mrs. Bio, they said, has led numerous gender, philanthropic and child welfare campaigns even before she became

S.O.B has called on President to alert the FBI.

From Dr Sylvia Blyden. Thank you very much πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡±President Julius Maada Bio for calling things by their CORRECT names today in that your Aljazeera interview. Don't allow anyone to browbeat you backwards into sugar coating Acts of TERROR. A Terrorist is a Terrorist is a Terrorist. President Joe Biden has clearly recognised that. This is why he published a "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism" in which President Biden addresses Terrorism inside America by Americans against their fellow Americans. (Readers can watch the superb Aljazeera interview of President Maada Bio at this link). Your Excellency after that fantastic interview for which I highly commend you, it is also now time for you to please get your noble Ambassador in America, Usman Wai to please alert the FBI about perpetrators of Domestic Terrorism activity in Sierra LeoneπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡± who are working from inside the United States of America. In my Audio-081, I've

APC named interim district chairmen

In the face of the recent unfortunate situation of 10th August 2022, it is of utmost importance to ensure our party's activities across the country are not misconstrued as being out of line with the security expectations of Sierra Leone. On this backdrop, and pursuant to paragraph 90.10 of the ruling of Justice Adrian Fisher J on the 28th April 2022, the following persons will be running the attairs of the various Districts, and serve in the capacity of Interim District Chairmen, effective immediately as resolved by the ITGC on 20th July 2022

AK11 meets Journalists

Presidential Spokesman Meets Pressmen By: Mohamed Sannoh - Strategic Communications Unit - MIC Sierra Leone's Minister of the North-Western Region who also now doubles as the Presidential Spokesman Honourable Alpha Kanu has had his first official engagement with newsmen since his new assignment on Thursday August 18th, 2022 during the weekly government press briefing hosted at the conference room of the Ministry of Information and Communications. The new Presidential Spokesman informed the press that President Bio has a positive vision for Sierra Leone, and that is why Government is embracing Inclusive and Collaborative Governance. He said that there have been economic challenges the world over and that Sierra Leone's case was not an exception. He however stated that people should be appreciative of the strides that Government is making, noting that  Sierra Leoneans are resilient people. Hon. Alpha Kanu further spoke on the ugly incident of August 10th, 2022 where a

SLAJ's President remarks on the failed coup

Remarks By SLAJ President, AHMED SAHID NASRALLA, at the CSOs and Media Dailogue with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio on Reflections on the August 10th Violent Protests In Sierra Leone   Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Ministers of Government, Colleagues from CSOs and the Media, Sierra Leoneans watching us live, Good afternoon.   Let me start by re-echoing our condemnation of the unfortunate incidents starting from August 8th to the violent protests of August 10th 2022.   Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives, including police officers, as a result of those incidents.   Your Excellency, we all should take responsibility for what has happened- the government, the opposition, the security sector, the media, CSOs, our traditional and religious leaders, Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora- all of us are responsible.   If we have a correctional center as big as Freetown, I would have recommended that we all spend some time

SLPP Young Generation Sympathizes with the SLP

As they pay Courtesy call on the IGP, SLPP Young Generation Sympathizes with the SLP © Kembay Police Headquarters, George Street Freetown, Wednesday 17 August, 2022 Demonstrating commitment to rule of law and expressing solidarity with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) over the loss of their compatriots in the August 10 Insurrection, the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party Young Generation  (SLPP-YG) Executives have paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), William Fayia Sellu. Welcoming the SLPP-YG, the Police Chief stated that the meeting was his second official engagement at Police Headquarters following the first he had with the All Political Party Association (APPA). IGP William Fayia Sellu went on to say that he had known the SLPP as a peaceful and law abiding political party since his days as state security to late President Kabba and therefore urged the youths to maintain that record. IGP Sellu continued that with collaboration and cooperation more ca

Chericoco condemns August 10th failed coup.

During the APC parliamentarian emergency meeting, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah, the leader of the opposition (APC) in Parliament, denounced the violent uprising on August 10th that was carried out by members of his party. Additionally, he acknowledges that all citizens have the right to peaceful protest, but that this right must be exercised in line with the law, and he calls on the government to create an impartial panel to look into terrorist acts.

LAJ sent to High Court

After a successful preliminary hearing at the lower court, Amadu Bah alias LAJ has been committed to the high court for a criminal trial by Magistrate Mark Ngegba, the principal magistrate of Pademba Road Court No. 1. The magistrate determined that the prosecution had presented enough evidence to support referring the case to the high court for a criminal trial. Alhaji Amadu Bah was detained on June 12 on suspicion of robbing a Leonco gas station at Congo Cross violently. He has remained in custody ever since. According to court documents, the accused appeared in the magistrate court 14 times. While the case has been referred to the high court, he was nonetheless denied bail once more today.

"Avoid embarrassing yourself international partners"

Professor David Francis, the minister of foreign affairs, addressed the international partners in a serious manner. He warned them that the Sierra Leoneans they interact with in their various offices and agencies occasionally misinform them. He claimed that in order to prevent embarrassment when the real pictures are revealed, the international partners must be asking the right people for the right information. Professor Francis warned a group of diplomats that not all Sierra Leoneans who worked with them are good friends and that some would intentionally mislead them for political purposes. Click video here...  

Evangelist Samson's death, Sierra Leone Police explains

PRESS STATEMENT:  THE SIERRA LEONE POLICE 15th August 2022 The Sierra Leone Police wishes to inform the general public that following the insurrection by misguided individuals on the 10th of August 2022 resulting in destruction of properties and loss of lives in the affected areas, the security forces have been conducting raids in hideouts for perpetrators of the said insurrection. Targeted areas in Freetown were successfully raided and suspects arrested were handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters at Pademba Road in Freetown for thorough investigations In order to prevent any other insurrection, similar raids were extended to towns and cities in the provinces including Makeni, Magburaka and Kamakwie. Acting on intelligence, the security forces were successful in their raids of several hideouts in Makeni where suspects arrested were handed over to the Police for investigations. However, when Security forces acting on intelligence on the 14 of Augu

Families of murdered police meet with the police Executive Management Board (EMB) members

Families of Police who were murdered in the August 10 Insurrection meet with Executive Management Board (EMB) members By:  Kembay Police Headquarters, George Street, Freetown Monday 15, August, 2022 Director of Human Resource and other Directors of the Executive Management Board (EMB) of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) have held a consolation meeting and a way forward with family members of the Six officers who were brutally murdered by mobs during the August 10 Insurrection. The consolation was in preparation and mapping out the way forward ahead of the State Funeral for the deceased officers. Addressing the bereaved families, Director of Human Resources, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Patrick Johnson informed them that the pain for the loss of the officers was equally felt by the SLP especially it top hierarchy and the IGP, William Fayia Sellu. He went on to say that family members should not be bothered over the funeral expenditure, noting that the