Thursday, 29 December 2011

Maada Bio & His NPRC’s 1992 Executed Victims- ICE


 As I read Sylvia Blyden's post in Face book today I felt for my personal friends who were murdered among those named in that list: my Grammar School friends, Kawuta Dumbuya - a fine Regents Olympic footballer and Salami Coker- a brilliant Actor of Born Free/Aladin fame . I feel for the whole group and especially Bambay Kamara whom I had known since I lived with my Uncle Police Inspector Inor Doherty when they ran Small Police in the East of Freetown. I wrote a likekly piece as a comment on her post and as I go through other comments I can feel a deep sense of sadness  and emotions from the partisipants, and the falies of all  those victims. But Why must Maada Bio and his colleagues get away with blatant murder?
 Let me repeat what I stated in my post a few days ago recalling the attempted Coup on Dr Siaka Stevens by the then Force Commander Brigadier John Bangura on 23 March, 1971. Any one who perpetrated such atrocities must face JUSTICE. All those who had implicated themselves or had the chance to stop the carnage then try to excuse themselves must not be spared. The AMNESTY granted in 1996 at Ivory Coast by ECOWAS was only to get the Country back to normality. These hooligans think they will get away with murder through that amnesty- well they must not be allowed to. Even the Secretary General of the United Nations then, Koffie ANAN was OUTRAGED by that amnesty. The United Nations Body did not and still have NOT recognised that amnesty. So these chaps MUST be brought to trial. If people like MOLOSOVITCH (Yogoslavia), Radavan Karaditch, Ratkom Meladitch,(Bosnia), those in Cambodia who collaborated with Pool Pot or South American Generals (Argentina, Chilli and the like) who committed similar atrocities can be prosecuted, what's wrong with us Sierra Leoneans? THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPILL IN VAIN. IF MAADA BIO THINKS HE CAN CON SIERRA LEONEANS BY GETTING HIMSELF PICKED AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SO IF HE IS SUBSEQUENTLY ARRESTED HE CAN CLAIM FOUL ON THE ELECTORAL PROCESS,HE IS LIVING IN DREAM LAND. I invite you Sylvia, to get your hands on a copy of Volumn 1 of the booklet written by the Late Massaquoi - former Chair of SLAJ exposing these 1992 coup-makers and the plots and sub-plots they were involved in including Maada Bio, Nyuma, Strasser etc. you will be amazed to learn how divious these men were.
I am waiting patiently to see when Young Frank Kargbo, Attorney General will file the necessary papers for their arrest. Our Country's MOTO is "LIBERTY FREEDOM AND JUSTICE". We need to see more on the Justice side for the good of our blessed Country.

I am posting supporting websites whis tell the pain suffered by the families of the victims. We must always remember the even more so TODAY -29th December2011 the 19th Anniversary of their brutal killing.



(January 16, 1996 – March 29, 1996)


 Here is an additional piece CURLed from Sylvia Blyden's response to a contributor.  INTERESTING!!! Read on:-

John Kanu, I see you are repeating the SLPP-Bio propaganda by stating that Bio was NPRC Information Minister at the time of the killings. By making such a claim, the SLPP & Bio supporters are DELIBERATELY downplaying Bio's position as the N...PRC's Number 3 man at the time of the extra-judicial killings by referencing him as a lowly Information Minister.
Kindly allow me to educate you today on this issue. MAADA BIO WAS NOT THE NPRC INFORMATION MINISTER ON 29 DECEMBER 1992.
On 29th December 1992, Julius Maada Bio held the official title of the number 3 position in the NPRC which was that of PRINCIPAL LIAISON OFFICER NUMBER ONE (PLO-1). It was synonymous with being a SUPER MINISTER. In other words, Maada Bio was the Super Minister in charge of the following Ministries: Finance, Foreign Affairs and Information.
The NPRC Minister of Information on the date of the brutal extra-judicial killings of innocent Sierra Leoneans is currently an APC STRONGMAN (name withheld for now because of certain reasons).
Whilst for certain reasons, I will not name the APC Strongman who was the Info Minister at the time of the killings, I will expound on another issue here. The world has read a lot about the position of current APC Justice Minister & Attorney-General who also held the same position in the NPRC. Many are under the illusion that Frank Kargbo was also the NPRC Attorney-General/Justice Minister at the time of the killings 19 years ago. They are mistaken. Frank Kargbo was the NPRC Transport Minister at the time of the illegal killings.
The then Attorney General and so-called 'Justice Minister' was Arnold Bishop Gooding who joined in the post-killing whitewash they (NPRC) tried to perpetuate but when the extent of the OUTRAGE spread after the killings and increased international anger, the NPRC tried to make some appeasement by reshuffling the Cabinet during which the positions of Gooding and Frank Kargbo were switched and Kargbo then became Attorney-General and Gooding became Transport Minister.

Kishin all the NPRC boys were paid off by foreign donors who gave them scholarships with funding overseas. There was talk of Nigeria's Abacha giving them cash as well but this was never documented. However, it was widespread to such an extent that when Leatherboot attacked and beat up Tom Nyuma in 2007, one of the reasons for bitterness between the two men is that Leatherboot accused Nyuma of not sharing the cash Abacha gave to Maada Bio for the ordinary soldiers serving NPRC ministers. Only Maada Bio and the NPRC can speak on that allegation of getting cash from Abacha as no documented proof exists.
What is not a secret and is well documented is that a special arrangement with the United Nations Development Programme, the British, the French and the Americans ensured the NPRC boys got educated and funded after they were FORCED to quit office. Make no mistake, Maada Bio and Co. left office grudgingly. The market-women drove them out of office. Before the Arab Spring's Tahir Square events, we had the Krootown Road Market Spring. SLPP likes to portray Bio as leaving power willingly. This is UNTRUE. He left grudgingly after his Bintumani II efforts failed...
Infact, one of the first things Bio did on overthrowing Strasser was to spend a huge sum of millions and millions of leones in renovating new suite of offices for himself at State House. Strasser was overthrown on 17 January 1996 and the then elections were slated for February 1996 so why spend such huge sum in renovating new offices for yourself to sit for just one month??? Does not sound like a man who was planning to leave in just a month's time. Does it?

A word to the wise...
God bless

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Meeting with the President of Sierra Leone

Watch link below

 Many inverstors attracted. Many interest in issues facing Sierra Leone. The President's initiative is making progress.
 The current increase in GDP and infastructural development spells progress and a continuation of the Ernest Koroma's Government post 2012 elections should be in no doubt.

23 MARCH 1971- A day I will never forget- Attempted Assination of Dr. SIAKA STEVENS


23rd MARCH 1971- The day the Force Commander, Bragadier John Bangura showed is disloyalty to then PRIME MINISTER Dr. Siaka Stevens and to Sierra Leone. I will never forget that day. I was leaving at Henry Street in Freetown with my sisters. They will not let me out that morning. After the initial NIGHT of heavy shooting which turned out to be an assination attack on Dr Stevens life led by Major Jawara, I left the house and together with the Late Hon. JOHN KANU at Niaimbana Street, we picked up his car and collected Mama Bucknor (of The APC Office). We drove to Brookfields towards the Dr Stevens resident; the soldiers did not allow us. We moved towards Congo Cross, and saw Lieutenant Colonel Sam King, and othes in a Land Rover driving fiercly through Congo Cross Road. It was confusion. We ended up in a Hon. Minister's house at wilkinson Road (Name witheld- He was later demoted). He was as confused as us. We left back into Town. I then went to my work place at Standard Bank, by wich time loads of soldiers were maching into town. I advised my General Manage in fear, to shut up shop and all staff ordered not to leave until we all helped each other to finish what ever job they were doing and closed the Bank. By that time soldiers were all over town, and a resumption of shooting, attacking the PM at his office up Tower Hill by Paramount Hotel - the old office of Sir Milton. My Cousin - in - Law, the Late Lawyer Kanji Alpha Daramy, Minister of Information was among those with the Prime Minister- but they all survivedthis deadly second phase. It was still very confused as it was Sam King who introduced Bangura before he made his 'TAKE OVER' speech at about 3 pm . So who was in charge? It became clearer, when Sam King and other seniorofficers staged a counter operation and arrested John Bangura and spoke to the Nation DISSOCIATING themselves from coup attempt later that day. 
I had to make my way home via Circular Road - a round trip - through the back streets, for fear of the soldiers and their guns. An expatriate had been shot and killed near the American Embassy. It was a RELIEF to hear the PM Siaka Stevens' voice after Sam King and Tom Caulker, and the second broadcast at about 8pm was all insparing and assuring. The SLBS played its part that day.
I will never forget that day. Bragier John Bangura was Executed in April 1971 for this Coup attempt - A SAD PATCH in our COUNTRY'S HISTORY.

MAADA BIO MUST TAKE NOTE OF THIS FAILED COUP AND ITS SUBSIQUENT RESULTS- in the light of his statement after the 2007 ELECTION VICTORY of the APC. (See rerefence in his entry in WIKIPEDIA)



Monday, 19 December 2011

Economic Corruption - Global Rankings for 2011

Economic Corruption - Global Rankings for 2011

The scale and depth of corruption - defined by Transparency International as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain varies greatly across the world. No country can ever score a perfect score for eliminating corruption from their economy but the annual rankings of perceived corruption provide a useful way of identifying the best and the worst performers (most of whom are plagued by extreme poverty, war and failed government). Systemic corruption damages human lives and can undermine almost everything that international organisations seek to do to promote development and poverty reduction.
Several countries have made sizeable progress in tackling and reducing endemic corruption and are thus better placed to attract sustainable inward investment as part of their development strategies.
Here is a link to a video on the Economic Corruption rankings for 2011 produced by Transparency International


Saturday, 17 December 2011


There are people with integrety and common sense still in the SLPP. Afterwards this is a Party that began in the early 1950s with people with good crdentials; including Chiefs, Doctors, Lawyers Businessmen and women, Clargymen – people with consience who knew the values of Nation building. Pick up some of the old records, and read about their contributions. Men liks H E B John – the First Education Minister in Sir Milton Margai’s Government. Men like RGO King, Chief Jai Kai-Kai, Kaisamba, Hon Chief Bia Koblo, Kandeh – Bureh, JCO Crowther, A G Randal, PC Kamanda -Bongay, Prince J Williams of Bo, to name but a few.

Whrere is this integrety in MAADA BIO and the likes of him who selected him? ARE SIERRA LEOLEANS MAA-DA? Are You CRAZZY? Maada Bio for President? What a JOKE!!
Lets have more resignations or actions and demonstrations against this unacceptable fafe of COUP-MAKER optimist who thinks he should lead Sierra Leone. One thing we must remember, the AMNESTY that was reached in Ivory Coast(after MAADA Bio’s Palace Coup on Strasser) was never recognised by the UNITED NATIONS. Even Kofi Annan- the then UN Secretary General, rejected with RAGE the fact that people like BIO should get away with killing innocent people. This man was involved in more than one plot to stage the coup in 1992, then afterwards made a coup on his Leader Strasser. How can Sierra Leoneans TRUST such an unstable powerdrunk self promoted general? He should be facing charges in the International Criminal Court soon, now that the Special Court of Sierra Leane's mandate is coming to an end. Like Charles Taylor, Dr Radavan Karaditch, he should not escape justice for the innocent  whose lives perrished with his contrbution. Shame on people like Dr Khadi Sesay, people with intellegence who is still backing kim. Well as for John Benjamin, he is right up there with it as well- Secretary to the NPRC -who will forget?
I am not surprised JOHN LEIGH resigns.  I am sure more clear minded and upright SLPP Party workers will take correective measures soon if the SLPP is to survive as a proper Political Party and not a CLICK of secret society marginal men.

READ ON & follow LINKS below

Thanks to AWARENESS TIMES- Freetown Sierra Leone for this piece of news. [ Photo from Cokorioko
Two Significant Western Area Indigenes Resign from SLPP (One Country; One People slogan under Threat): Josephine Mac-Thompson & John Ernest Leigh say goodbye
Dec 16, 2011, 17:16

Two Significant Western Area Indigenes Resign from SLPP (One Country; One People slogan under Threat)
Josephine Mac-Thompson & John Ernest Leigh say goodbye

December 15, 2011

Mr. Sulaiman Tejan-Sie

J                                                                                                                                     John E. Leigh
Sierra Leone People's Party

Wallace-Johnson Street



Dear Sir:

After much careful thought and deep soul-searching over time, I have concluded that I must exit the party that I have genuinely long labored to promote and modernize against impossible odds.

In deciding to resign my party membership, I have categorically rejected any and all advice and recommendations from deeply loyal party friends I respect and who repeatedly pleaded with me to stay put.

Clearly, while many fine personalities continue as loyal, hard working party members nationwide and abroad, someone with my background, experience and upbringing cannot belong to a political party fronted by ex-junta personalities and under the sordid influence of those I personally know as nation-wreckers, money-grubbing lying rogues, false pretenders for money and such-like characters; not to mention the widespread acceptance in secret and off-camera of voodoo juju-swear ceremonies as part and parcel of the party's unofficial 'democratic' process in selecting its leadership.

Accordingly, please enter my resignation, effective today, from my membership of the Sierra Leone People's Party as well as any patron or committee positions that may have been assigned me.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.



John E. Leigh


Mr. John O. Benjamin, SLPP Chairman

Dr. Alieu Massaquoi, Acting Secretary-General, SLPP New England, USA Chapter

Mr. Murtada Tunis, Secretary-General, SLPPNA

SEE JOHN LEIGH IN ACTION- Campaining for SLPP Leadership. 
 CLICK LINKs   below.

“I wept because that was the greatest ungratefulness I have ever heard!”- Josephine E. Mac-Thompson (December 2011)