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

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