Bonthe youths languishing in prison


Following that bizarre incident in Bonthe (the clash between irate Poro society youths and the military), few arrests were made and those arrested accused of riotous conduct. Days have passed, weeks have gone by and these accused guys are still in remand. According to the constitution of our beloved country – Sierra Leone, an accused person is to be charged to court within seventy two (72) hours of arrest for misdemeanors or within 10 days for suspected felonies. 

 Well I don’t know if Bonthe is no longer part of Sierra Leone, because people have been suffering in remand close to a month and for no obvious reason have not been charged to court. 

Speaking from the humanitarian point of view, it is not only just but it is as well right for these guys to know what their fate is (guilty or not guilty) and it should not take forever.  

I know you might be thinking “why should I border when am not affected in any way”, but no one knows tomorrow. The silent cries and tears of those unjustly treated are streaming down. 

Let us be the voices of the voiceless not spectators to wrong being perpetrated. 

About Patric Foryoh

Patric Foryoh Daboh is a blogger, Political, social activist,a satirist and co-founder & Co Editor of Makoni Times Newspaper based in United States of America. He studied Multimedia in the United States.He has met and interviewed personalities including Former vice-president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Sam Sumana, late Tamba Sam SLPP Secretary General , Gloria Strasser , David Tam Mbayoh , Agibu Jalloh, Chernor Bah, Murtala Mohamed , Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, J. Arr, Nasser Ayoub, Alpha Timbo, Robin Farley, Bai Mahmoud, and many more. Patric has produced the "Diolog" show at the TPN radio and was the social media correspondent for TPN . He has appeared on numerous daily newspapers publication in Sierra Leone. He blogs at Sierra Leone one man civil society blog on relationship, sex, marriage, faith & culture, politics, religion. He was the programming manager at Mamba TV. Patric Foryoh was named as the 54 Most Influential People in Sierra Leone by Swit Patric Foryoh represents the new wave of new voices in Sierra Leone/Africa media who are breaking boundaries and charting new territories. He is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter.

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