At Last, President Koroma Orders a coroner’s Inquiry into Police Callosity Against Innocent Civilians.

It will be recalled that incidents of violence and disorder occurred in Bo city in the southern province on 9th September 2011, Bumbuna in the northern region on 18th April, 2012 and most recently in Wellington in the western area on 5th June, 2012.  In all of the above instances, there was loss of life in circumstances that suggest violence or unfair means by persons engaged in culpable or negligent conduct either of the deceased or other persons. (Photo: HE President Ernest Bai Koroma)

It has therefore pleased his Excellency the president to establish a coroner’s inquiry to look into the respective circumstances that led to the death of civilians in Bo, Bumbuna and Wellington on the diverse dates mentioned above, pursuant to the coroner’s act chapter 9 of the laws of Sierra Leone 1960 as amended.

The coroner is empowered to make recommendations as to the culpability of any person or persons or organizations including committal for trial before the high court for any offences that may be disclosed by the inquiry.

The general public is assured that modalities have been put in place for the speedy conclusion of this task.  The cooperation of all is hereby solicited and government continues to entreat all concerned to exercise patience.

State House, Freetown

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Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. After studying mass-media and communication, Sheriff is now the Editor in Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. He is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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