May 19, 2020 Off By StandardTimes Newspaper

By Thomas Cole

There is a humanitarian move jointly accomplished by two companies in the country in the fight against the corona virus. The effort of the companies is manifestly demonstrated to showcase their selflessness to compliment Government effort in the fight. Few days prior to the lockdown, the companies namely Socfin and Kissy Trading donated large consignment of soap, manufactured specifically for the corona virus and inscribed on the product, ‘Protect” an indication to tell the users that washing of hands with the protect soap is a way of protecting users against the deadly virus that has killed millions of people around the world. The protect as the name implies is good for the protection of the virus and also for the washing of clothes and can be used also for general washing and cleaning of the body and the house. In addition to the 50,000 soap donated by the companies, they also donated about 4,000 jerry can cooking oil. The donation was made to the EOC via the Ministry of Health and Sanitation by the owners and representatives of the two companies.







In a Televised recorded message delivered on May 8th 2020, President Bio has publicly accused the All People’s Congress (APC) party of masterminding the killings at the Pademba Road Correctional Facility in Freetown which occurred on April 2020 this year. This is of course after audio messages had emerged on social media the next morning by Fatmata Sawaneh, the Women’s Leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) describing what transpired at the prison, after her arrival around 03:00hrs early that morning.


Some analysts and experts have reportedly listened to the said audio and have confirmed that it matches with the voice of the current Women’s Leader of the ruling SLPP. The question is, was Fatmata Sawaneh acting as an APC surrogate in the morning of April 29th 2020? If not, was she an accomplice, a facilitator or an investigator, for what it may be worth? What was she doing at a crime scene during the hour of that morning? Does this make her suspect for the outcome of the prison massacre?


If Madam Sawaneh was there as a member of the SLPP which she confirmed in her said audio to be a ‘‘very proud member of’’, did she commit an offence associated with the crimes at the prison yard? The evidence of crimes at the prison have now been confirmed to include murder or manslaughter, arson, wounding with intent, Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm to another person, Wounding and possibly Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Malicious Damage to state Property and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.  These are all very serious offences against the state and can carry a penalty as high as life.  Official sources have confirmed the death of at least SEVERAL people and about 12 wounded, the burning of 4 or more buildings, the participation of several people, and from the President’s address, including the APC party leadership, their associates or members. We would not know which category Fatmata Sawaneh falls into but it would appear clearly that she was there when all of the crimes occurred and therefore would be a very important person to the case.