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Thursday January 28, 2016
- Trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo
and his street general Charles Ble' Goude' begins in the
Hague. They both face four charges of crimes against
humanity (murder, rape, other inhumane acts or in the
alternative - attempted murder, and persecution).
According to the ICC, seventy year old
former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was
surrendered to the court on November 30, 2011 and on
June 12 2014, the Pre-trial Chamber confirmed the
charges he's now facing. 44-year-old Charles Ble' Goude'
was taken into the custody of the ICC on March 22, 2014
after he was arrested by Ivory Coast authorities on an
arrest warrant issued by the court on December 21, 2011.
Both men will now have the opportunity to defend
themselves against the charges - a chance their alleged
victims were never given.
Supporters say Gbagbo is being
punished for standing up to the former colonial power.
"We want him to be released," said Michele, a
Paris-based Ivorian protesting outside the court.
"France intervened to oust Gbagbo and install a rebel
chief," she added, referring to Ouattara, still seen by
many Gbagbo supporters as illegitimate despite his
re-election last year. Gbagbo's supporters accuse the
court of being selective in its prosecutions, though
court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Wednesday she
had stepped up investigations into the pro-Ouattara
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had the
previous day told the media that the ICC had enough
evidence to support the charges against the two accused
men. When the trial opened she emphasised - "Let me be
clear from the outset: this trial is not about who won
the 2010 elections. Nor is it about who should have won
those elections. It is about the individual criminal
responsibility of the two Accused for crimes committed
in the 2010 post-election violence which fall under the
jurisdiction of this Court. It is about their
responsibility for crimes committed by the armed forces
of Côte d'Ivoire, and by youth groups, militia and
mercenaries – in furtherance of a plan to keep Laurent
Gbagbo in power by all means." She went on to highlight
portions of the evidence which she says made it
mandatory for the ICC to try the men on the charges
preferred against them."
And it is ironic that it was the rat
who was sent to Ivory Coast to persuade Laurent Gbagbo
not to extend his term in office illegally with his then
Information minister I B Kargbo hinting on the use of
force should Gbagbo refuse to leave power.
1, 2016 -
As Sierra Leone's commitment to human rights comes under
scrutiny, rights group says the government of the rat
has failed to bring perpetrators of violations to book.
Condemns the public examination of humiliation of school
girls alleged to be pregnant.
This month sees the spotlight focused on
Sierra Leone's human rights record under the Universal
Periodic Review (UPR) and the rights group Amnesty
International (AI) has, in a
the implementation of recommendations accepted by Sierra
Leone in a previous UPR. AI says it remains
concerned about continuing
complaints of torture and other ill-treatment of
detainees, arbitrary arrests, and excessive use of force
by police. It says it is also concerned about the use of
criminal defamation charges against journalists which
undermine the right to freedom of expression and the ban
on pregnant girls attending mainstream school and
has also documented increased restrictions on the rights
to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly during
the state of emergency imposed in July 2014 to combat
the Ebola outbreak. There has been an increase in
arrests of opposition members, bans on peaceful protests
and an unwillingness to tolerate dissent following the
removal of former Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana on 18
March 2015. On Sierra Leone’s Independence Day on 27
April 2015, 15 members of the main opposition party,
Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and a Senior Officer
from the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, were
arrested in Kenema following a protest at the SLPP
office. They are currently on trial. There are concerns
about excessive use of force during arrest by the police
with several people injured.
highlighted are the tip of the iceberg of human rights
violation by state actors and others enjoying the
protection of the state. It would be recalled that a
number of reports on these violations have been reported
on and in some instances, the rat himself had authorised
investigations but alas, nothing has been done giving
the impression that impunity would always be encouraged
as long as it serves the agenda of the government and
Impunity should not be
Update: If the
deputy minister was cleared of rape - what about the
other charges relating to alleged violent conduct
against the victim?
What message is this
sending to others who use their position - be it in the
party or government or connections thereof to take
advantage of their victims?
Is the Joseph Kamara
ACC aware that this could well have been the case of an
official using/abusing his office for an advantage and
that he should have taken the appropriate action?
December 17, 2015
- The Auditor Generals report for the management of
government resources for the year 2014 is out and save
for a few areas of improvement, the picture of a
deliberate lack of financial control and gross
impropriety remains in government ministries,
departments and missions abroad.
The Auditor General Mrs Lara
Taylor-Pearce has again published the body's findings
with regards to the reporting and the use of government
assets and resources in the care of officials in charge
of safe-guarding these resources. The
picture for 2014
tells the story of a band of hardened and unrepentant
criminals who flout laid down rules with impunity,
divert the people's money into the pockets of
co-conspirators - giving a message out to all - that as
long as they enjoy the protection of the smoke and
mirrors rat at State House, they can get away with
anything. Perhaps the frustration of dedicated officials
at the Auditor General's office could best be summed up
in this observation contained in the report. These are
in the main -
"A slow response by
those charged with governance to our message of
embracing their responsibility to guide and direct the
development and performance of a strong system of
internal controls in ministries, departments and
agencies (MDAs). This includes improving their oversight
function, demonstrating effective and ethical
leadership, strengthening the audit committees and
insisting on credible and regular reports on the
finances and activities of MDAs.
A lack of consequences
for poor performance and transgressions in general
government. This is evident from the inadequate response
to the high levels of unauthorised, irregular as well as
fruitless and wasteful expenditure, as detailed in the
audit report in other paragraphs indirectly supporting
the opinion; and the weaknesses in performance
management, which include a lack of credible and
effective performance management systems across MDAs.
The action of the
executive arm of Government towards the implementation
of the recommendations in the report of the
Auditor-General, a report debated and approved by
Parliament, has not been very effective in achieving the
goals of improving public financial management reforms
in Sierra Leone. Therefore the incidences of financial
indiscipline continue to persist. The challenge we face
is that when our report is sent to Parliament our
elected representatives, meeting in committee, do not
always demand a full accounting from officials for the
issues raised. Parliamentary promotion of transparency
in public administration and good governance is perhaps
not as effective as it might be. This has forced us to
consider why we are not having sufficient impact when it
comes to audit findings and recommendations."
some excerpts from the report)
Monday December 14, 2015 -
After 20 years the
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has
today delivered its last verdict sitting as a court in
Arusha, Tanzania. It gave its decision on the appeals of
a notorious killer group known as the Butare 6 led by a
former minister, one Pauline Nyiramasuhuko.
The ICTR may have concluded its sittings
in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, but its work to bring
to justice all those connected with the 1994 genocide in
Rwanda will continue with a residual court ready to meet
anywhere to look into matters relating to its mandate -
bringing to justice all those deemed to have been the
brains behind the slaughter of close to a million
moderate Hutus and Tutsis.
The United Nations Security Council
established the International Criminal Tribunal for
Rwanda to "prosecute persons responsible for genocide
and other serious violations of international
humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda
and neighbouring States, between 1 January 1994 and 31
is a part of the summary of the court's decision on the
appeals lodged on behalf of the Butare 6. The full
summary could be found
Appeals Chamber today delivered its judgement on the appeals lodged by
Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Arsène Shalom Ntahobali, Sylvain
Nsabimana, Alphonse Nteziryayo, Joseph Kanyabashi, Élie
Ndayambaje, and the Prosecution. This last judgement of
the Appeals Chamber brings an end to the Tribunal’s
judicial activity. Nyiramasuhuko served as Minister of Family and Women’s
Development under the interim government in 1994.
Ntahobali, Nyiramasuhuko’s son, was a student and
part‑time manager of Hotel Ihuliro in Butare-ville
Sector in April 1994. Nsabimana was appointed prefect of
Butare on 19 April 1994 and served in that position
until 17 June 1994 when he was replaced by Nteziryayo.
Kanyabashi was the bourgmestre of Ngoma Commune during
the events at issue. Ndayambaje served as bourgmestre of
Muganza Commune from 18 June 1994 until he left Rwanda
on 7 July 1994.
A study of the case of Pauline Nyiramasuhuko
shows just how the human being can, at an opportune
moment, become worse than the most savage of beasts.
Here was a woman from a poor background who with
determination and the will to prove that being born poor
is not a condemnation, got academic and other
qualifications that would make her the perfect loving
mother, the perfect African woman who cares for the
needy in any community she knows that needs her help.
And what changed?
December 9, 2015
- Today is World Anti Corruption Day and this year's
theme is - "Break the Corruption Chain" - a call for all
to put a stop to this crime against the people. In
Sierra Leone, not a whimper from the burrow of the rat
and his accomplices of nation wreckers and unrepentant
Today December 9, 2015 is being observed
globally as a day to renew and invigorate the ongoing
battle against what has been described as a corrosive
and criminal activity that undermines the rule of law
and the integrity of the state. In
his message on this
day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminds the world
- "Corruption has disastrous impacts on development when
funds that should be devoted to schools, health clinics
and other vital public services are instead diverted
into the hands of criminals or dishonest officials.
Corruption exacerbates violence and
insecurity. It can lead to dissatisfaction with public
institutions, disillusion with government in general,
and spirals of anger and unrest. The United Nations
Convention against Corruption provides a comprehensive
platform for governments, non-governmental
organizations, civil society, and individual citizens.
Through prevention, criminalization, international
cooperation and assets recovery, the Convention advances
global progress toward ending corruption."
The UN notes
the need for countries to tackle this criminal boa that
is squeezing the life out of the poor. "Corruption is a
complex social, political and economic phenomenon that
affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic
institutions, slows economic development and contributes
to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the
foundation of democratic institutions by distorting
electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and
creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for
existing is the soliciting of bribes.
The US Secretary of State,
John Kerry, has this as a part of his message - "I call
on partner countries, civil society groups, and business
leaders to strengthen our common efforts to combat
corruption. Simply put, bad governance is one of the
biggest challenges globally. The cost of corruption is
beyond debate: it fuels instability and robs innocent
people of their due and their possibilities. And yet, as
deeply rooted as corruption can be in some countries, it
is not inevitable. The United States remains steadfast
in its commitment to advance democratic accountability
and transparency, and to root out corruption wherever it
There's an interesting article in the
Concord Times with the headline -
CORRUPTION STILL THRIVES:
THE ACC NEEDS SOUL SEARCHING
and goes on -
is still the way of life in our society despite some
desperate public relations gimmick by both officials at
the Anti-Corruption Corruption (ACC) and within
government. The current government is always quick to
beat its chest that it had given the commission more
powers to prosecute alleged corrupt persons, unlike
pre-2007 when the Attorney General’s Office had to give
the fiat. That is the fact. But what they do not tell
the public is that there numerous cases of corruption
which are not being prosecuted or have stalled in court,
for inexplicable reasons. The fiftieth anniversary
celebration is one among the lot."
The silence from
those outlets sucking deep from the proceeds of
corruption is ear-shattering. Not a whimper from the
many outlets praising the rat for a living.
7, 2015 - Justice at last for the people of Bumbuna as
mining company is hauled before London High Court. The
failure of the rat and his cabal to protect the lives,
livelihood and the way of life of the poor.
Many in Sierra Leone and elsewhere
interested in justice for the poor would have heaved a
great sigh of relief on hearing the news that one law
firm in the UK is seeking justice for the people of
Bumbuna in the north of Sierra Leone.
Guardian newspaper had this headline - "Sierra
Leone villagers sue mining company in London high court"
and went on - "An iron ore firm once listed in London is
being sued in a multimillion pound lawsuit over
evictions and alleged violent treatment of workers and
villagers living near one of its mines in Sierra Leone.
African Minerals Limited is accused of complicity in
false imprisonment, assault and battery, trespass and
theft of the claimants’ property. It is also allegedly
implicated in a fatal shooting of a 24-year-old by
police during a protest over pay and conditions. The
allegations, which have been denied by AML, once again
raises questions about regulation of western companies,
listed in London, New York or other major stock
exchanges, when operating thousands of miles away in
Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd denies liability for the
incidents which took place just outside the Tonkolili
Iron Ore Ltd mining site outside Bumbuna town in the
north of Sierra Leone. The company claims that it has no
vicarious responsibility for the actions of the police
and that the English courts lack jurisdiction for events
in Sierra Leone. The High Court has heard arguments from
the legal team at Leigh Day, who are representing the
claimants, that a number of villages were taken over and
hundreds of families relocated with minimal consultation
in a move to allow African Minerals Limited to expand
Kindly recall that the Sierra Herald
joined the many who had expressed concern over the
highhandedness of the security forces and called for
justice for those affected especially in the case of
what looked like the deliberate targeting and killing of
Musu Conteh. Calls
for justice to be seen to be done fell on deaf ears as
reports filtered to us that some brave journalists who
dared to raise the issue and to criticise the operations
of the company were faced with threats of legal action.
Saturday November 7, 2015
- It is official, it is
from a much sobered-up World Health Organisation. Sierra
Leone is now Ebola Virus Disease free. Time to rejoice
and a time to be even more vigilant as this viral beast
has a way of re-appearing when vigilance level is
This is a part of the World Health
that says it all. "Today, the World Health Organization
declares that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped
in Sierra Leone. Forty-two days, that is two Ebola virus
incubation cycles, have now passed since the last person
confirmed to have Ebola virus disease had a second
negative blood test. "Since Sierra Leone recorded the
first Ebola case in May 2014, a total number of 8,704
people were infected and 3,589 have died, 221 of them
healthcare workers, all of whom we remember on this day”
said Dr Anders Nordström, WHO Representative in Sierra
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar
has been in Freetown and reported on how the capital,
Freetown was getting ready for the occasion - "This is
the moment Sierra Leone has been waiting for. Thousands
of people took to the streets of the capital on the
run-up to midnight. Women's groups came together to
organise a march through the city centre; the final
point was a 600-year-old cotton tree which sits on a
huge roundabout. Usually, the area is jammed with cars,
but last night it was packed with people."
UK Foreign Secretary Philip
Hammond observed - "Defeating Ebola has
been a long and difficult journey and this achievement
belongs first and foremost to the people of Sierra Leone
who have demonstrated incredible resilience, bravery and
determination. In the face of lives lost and huge
sacrifices, we should remember the 221 Sierra Leonean
healthcare workers who lost their lives during this
The worries of many Sierra Leoneans
however is that given the manner in which contracts were
awarded that saw unscrupulous and wicked people with
close links to the rat became millionaires at the
expense of the dead, infected, afflicted and affected, a
system of proper accountability must be in place and we
are not thinking of the kind of Parliamentary oversight
headed by one RASS-in Bundu.
Among those who were around to listen
to the smoke and mirrors rat of a president squeaking
away during the celebration was his new money-maker,
Transport and Aviation mafia don Logus Koroma who
would think nothing of getting Sierra Leone indebted in
projects that would line his pockets. Don't be surprised
to hear him come up with a project involving investing
in a patch of land on the moon a la China!!!
Even as we rejoice and give thanks to
the Good Lord that our many prayers have been answered
let us not forget the health troubles and economic
difficulties affecting the Ebola Virus Disease
Every support must be given to them as
health experts try to unravel the impact of the disease
on those it could not kill.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power - Abraham Lincoln
|Wednesday August 5, 2015 - As the bookkeeper of Auschwitz is sentenced we plead with the international community to bring to justice all those who deliberately slaughtered, raped and made sexual slaves of Sierra Leoneans in a deliberate policy that had the hallmarks of genocide.
On one of our pages we brought you the story of a 93-year-old former member of a team that processed the victims of Nazi terror at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. He did not personally take part in the executions, but he was a part of a system that started off with the processing of new inmates brought in at the concentration camp. Oskar Groening did not take part in the gassing to death of prisoners nor did he take part in the many execution squads dotted all over the place but the law found that he was complicit in a process of extermination of human beings thought to be walking the wrong path as prescribed by the evil overlords of the Nazi regime. The bookkeeper of Auschwitz was found guilty by a court and sentenced to four years in prison for his part in the activities at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Leon Schwarzbaum was 22 when he was transported to Auschwitz. He told me he is now 94 - the same age as Groening. He pointed to the tattooed numbers on his arm. "When they punched this on my arm they told me no-one lasts long in Auschwitz." After the verdict, I saw him again; four years is the right sentence, he said, after all he's an old man. Can he forgive Oskar Groening, I asked? "No," he replied. "I lost 30 members of my family in Auschwitz."
The Special Court for Sierra Leone has now almost wrapped up its operations but we are reminded of the formation of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone whose duties and other documents could be retrieved from its pages. The Residual Court would, say if Johnny Paul Koroma pop up suddenly swing into action and try the knave, killer and rapist whose band of like-minded individuals enslaved and visited awful horror upon horror on the people of Sierra Leone. These are some accounts of atrocities as found on the pages of the Sierra Leone Peace Museum.
We need justice for the thousands
murdered, even more numbers raped and abducted and the
|Sunday March 22, 2015 - The supreme law of the land, the Constitution is violated with utter contempt for the people of Sierra Leone as the rat and his cabal refuse to learn from the lessons of history. Condemnation from civil society, the Bar Association, the Sierra Leone Labour Congress and all concerned Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone.
Mark 10:45New International Version (NIV) - 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
After plunging the country into a freefall of lawlessness, violence and utter contempt for the rule of law resulting in a decade-long war, the nation wreckers are at it again - interpreting the Constitution as it fits their warped minds and not caring about the consequences. Even though the supreme law of the land clearly states the circumstances under which the post of the Vice President could be deemed vacant as well as what needs to be done should that occur, the rat and his cabal in an unconstitutional and illegal move have ignored all the provisions of the Constitution. This makes the rat the subject of impeachment proceedings for going against the Constitution which he took an oath to protect and defend.
Despite written protestations from Sierra Leoneans versed in constitutional matters that his moves against a sitting Vice President was illegal, the rat, buoyed on by ill-informed and selfish members of his group has gone ahead - squeaking that he has "Executive Authority" and could therefore violate the Constitution went ahead with his dubious scheme and quite clearly an act of treason to "relieve" the Vice President elected by the people of Sierra Leone in the 2012 Presidential elections. Former Attorney General and Justice Minister Dr Abdulai Conteh has reminded the rat and his cabal on the illegaility of their action. "Membership of a political party is a qualification for election to the office, but nowhere is it stated in the Constitution that membership or continuing membership is a necessary qualification for or coterminous with continuing or remaining in office. In the midst of fighting the devastating scourge of the Ebola virus which is set to bring our dear country and our neighbours to ruination, we should all strive as Team Sierra Leone, to beat back this scourge and not dissipate scarce human and other resources and goodwill on avoidable and needless diversions."
We shall resist this criminal and illegal move using all means necessary for we know just how far we have come to get to this stage and no disciple of satan will be allowed to take us down the path we have said with one voice that we would never again tread.
|Saturday February 28, 2014 - Panic stations in the thieving and uncaring domain of the rat after the first exposure...and this is just the tip of the massive corruption and stealing of funds meant to combat the deadly Ebola Virus disease. Time to start thinking about referring the rat and his cabal to a tribunal for crimes against the people.
The corridors of State House in Freetown have been the scene of panic, confusion and consternation as a part of the massive corruption over the use of funds to combat the deadly Ebola Virus Disease is laid bare in the recent report of the Auditor General - "Report on the Audit of the Management of the Ebola Funds". In the process of trying to smother the fallout of this disgraceful, shameful and inhuman episode, apologists of the thieving band of murderers and uncaring plunderers of resources meant to combat the disease have been falling over each other in trying to distract public attention from the thieving exploits and banditry of the uncaring cabal. First there was the war of words and authority over who should comment and take action on the report. One repugnant character terming himself as leader of the House of Representatives went as far as to publicly challenge the authority of the head of the Anti Corruption Commission telling all those who had been summoned to appear before the Commission not to heed the call. After what can only be seen as a pantomime of cover orchestrated by the rat at State House, both shameless individuals issued a rather inane statement insisting that they were now working together to bring the culprits to justice. We are not impressed because we see both the Anti Corruption Commission headed by Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara and that apology for all things honourable singing from the same sheet - protecting the rat at State House.
If the past is anything to go by, we would not be surprised to have startling revelations as to how funds were raised by various government officials within and outside the country and we would urge the Auditor General and the Anti Corruption Commission to look into the activities of our missions abroad with a view to ascertaining the funds and resources raised and how these were disbursed. We would continue to ask about the fate of those workers who were dismissed because they went on strike for their pay which had not been forthcoming. Have they been paid their just dues - we mean their monies? Now we know why genuine workers who risked their lives were not paid as the recent audit report shows that the Ebola funds were plundered by uncaring and shameless officials with close links to State House from where orders were issued as to who should have those fraudulent contracts.
Monday March 2, 2015 -Update: We've just heard the Vice President of Sierra Leone Sam Sumana on the BBC saying he has put himself into quarantine.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power - Abraham Lincoln
|Monday February 3, 2014 - Accounting for the country's resources - an anathema for the government of the rat where simple arithmetic becomes a complex equation aimed at covering the tracks of charlatans bent on taking the country down the road to infamy - never mind the "re-branding" mantra.
We have waited, we have watched, we have tried to figure out why since the audit of government accounts for 2012 was made public, none of the sewer rats extolling the virtues of the King Rat and who see no wrong in his manipulation of Parliament and the Judiciary, have commented on the massive thieving going on in the affairs of state. We can only come to the very painful conclusion that since they are all beneficiaries of the thieving machine, they dare not make a squeak in that direction lest they lose their part of the loot. Rather than tell their overlords that the thieving would in the end lead the country to the same state that the country would never want to tread again, the pay-as-you-go writers, refuse to acknowledge that the massive thieving now going on could lead to one and only one thing - the disintegration of community, region and state with dire consequences for all innocent Sierra Leoneans who continue to suffer in silence and are not a part of the state resources plundering machine oiled and kept running from the heart of State House itself. You would think it is the God-given right of King Rat and his caboodle to steal, steal and steal. That they are not accountable to anyone not even their conscience, assuming there's any left in the pool of moral bankruptcy in which they swim exposing their ill-gotten wealth. The reckless spending of the peoples' resources and wealth highlighted in audit reports, like this AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF OVERSEAS MISSIONS AND HIGH COMMISSIONS FOR THE PERIOD 1ST JANUARY 2003 TO 31ST DECEMBER 2010 and the failure to hold those responsible to account shows all too clearly that the smoke and mirrors State House occupant does not care about such reports and so it was with quite some interest when we heard that he was trying to make good on Sierra Leone's suspension from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Why the suspension? Again the government and the various functionaries simply cannot figure out their basic arithmetic and this from a rat who once headed an insurance body that did simple and somehow complex sums that determined just how much the insured should pay on a monthly or yearly basis or whatever time reference in question. In the EITI all that is being asked for is transparency and some honesty in reporting what is paid into government coffers by the various industries - and this is not confined to mining alone as oil blocks sales and allied fields appear to be yielding more money into the coffers (read thieving paws of the rat of a President). On the website of EITI there's an interesting report for Wednesday January 22 with the headline - "Big jump in revenues from Sierra Leone's extractives sector" with the sweetener that "revenues are up by almost four times but remain a small part of the economy".
SMOKE AND MIRRORS OCCUPANT OF STATE HOUSE GOES BERSERK - SEES MORE THAN RED IN JOURNALISTS WHO REFUSE TO BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP AT HIS ALTAR OF UNBRIDLED CORRUPTION, FALSEHOOD, CHICANERY AND SHEER INCOMPETENCE.
|The intriguing story of journalists detained, harassed, arrested and molested - and all because a self-styled monarch in a republic called Sierra Leone Republic alleges he is compared to a rat. If it squeaks like a rat, sniffs the air for deals of any nature and smells of massive corruption, then its a rat - rattus rattus. Photo: Ariogbo
|Wednesday October 12, 2011 - The truth is finally out. Now we know why the high priest at the altar of falsehood, profanities and indecency dedicated to the smoke and mirrors President expunged those articles from his web site reaffirming once more that for a few dollars more he would be willing to lie on oath in order to earn his supper. And this from a so-called man of the cloth who has been caught out more often than not - lying to his face and feeling good about it.
We now know why those articles were expunged from the web site of the high priest who thinks nothing of lying through his teeth to please his masters at State House in Freetown. Remember what he wrote about the Bo incident in which one man was reported killed by the police, some structures belonging to the APC ruling party torched and the flag bearer of the main opposition SLPP Brigadier (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio got hurt? The pro-APC, pro_Ernest Bai Koroma publications had a field day with each tabloid trying to outdo the other in presenting a feel-good article that would be pleasing to their paymaster/s at State House. It was a time to write articles pleasing to their handlers at State House. And please recall too that when the President ordered an investigation, we pleaded that no comment be made that would somehow appear to blame anyone? This piece of advice given in good faith was ignored and just to please his master, his mammon at State House the high priest at the altar of lies, falsehood and profanities dedicated to his god ernest bai koroma published articles blaming people left, right and centre as well as here, there and everywhere and even going as far as to suggest that there was no one at the APC party office in Bo on that day? Well we now have a copy of that report and we can state here that the reason why those articles were expunged was because the report showed that what had been published, as usual was a big and deliberate lie aimed at keeping his master happy. And pleasing his master we doubt very much because we know that there are good and honest people at State House, real professional journalists and civil servants who would always frown on anyone who on one hand gloats about a diplomatic appointment while on the other becoming the chief fabricator and purveyor of lies, more lies and damned lies.
Below are some of the headlines, the articles of which were expunged and for which action we demanded an explanation. None was forthcoming, none was expected. That is what happens when you, as we say "broke congosah" on the gossiping liar's head.
Reports : SLPP rally in Bo was unlawful and unauthorized and was recipe for chaos orchestrated by Maada Bio, John Benjamin and Abbass Bundu
Journalist says the chaos in Bo was well-planned by the SLPP
Where is the blood ? The biggest hoax since ‘Janet Bundle’ ?
Exclusive : How Maada Bio got hurt in Bo
EXCLUSIVE : More ringleaders of the Bo disturbances named, as SLPP forms clandestine organization to drive out all APC supporters
Among the key findings of the report after investigating the Bo incident was
1. The SLPP thank you rally was legal.
2. That Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio was indeed wounded during the attack.
3. That the APC Office was occupied by APC supporters on the day of the attack and that even before then preparations had been made to attack the Maada Bio march in Bo with instructions given to women allied to the APC to collect stones.
4. Stoning was started by APC supporters from their party office.
5. The SLPP supporters attacked and torched structures of the APC.
6. One bike rider was shot and killed by a named policeman who still remains free.
We will now bring you most of the expunged articles so that you can see further proof of the devious methods of a compulsive liar and we daresay the typical "kongosah bench" carrier.