Only God and the timely response from the Sierra Leone Police helped save lives and prevented further destruction of property in the Calaba town ll community in the eastern part of Freetown ,Sierra Leone on the 2nd November, 2020.
The said community plunged into anarchy over a suspected practice of homosexuality by some young men who are said to have been practicing the act with some boys around.
The life style of Michael Foday Mokoi and Francis Koroma was said to have annoyed the rest of the community which is predominantly a Muslim settlement.
For long now both Michael Foday and Francis Koroma have been seen moving around with their different partners around the community.
Hell went loosed when youth and some elders took to the main streets chanting Islamic songs and burning tires .
Others with machetes and other offensive weapons were heard saying they will kill anyone found practicing homosexuality or gay in the community , including Michael Foday and Francis Koroma whom they said they were looking for to kill.
The house Michael Foday Mokoi and Francis Koroma were staying was set on fire and also the Church- BELIEVERS HOUSE they attend, which is also within the same community.
One young man just identified as Abu was murdered in cold blood very closed to the Church .
Police say they have made over twenty arrests but could not confirm to this Press the whereabout of the suspected gays who are said to be the reason for such unfortunate incident.
Sierra Leone as a nation for the moment has got no law to protect the rights and liberties of homosexuals or gays.
In fact, society highly frowns at homosexuality ,making life very difficult for those who practice it. In some situations they are persecuted and sometimes looked at as evil people in the society.