February 25, 2019
Reports reaching this medium last night indicated that Sallieu Kanu a resident of Taydatha village, Lunsar town in Port Loko District, Northern part of Sierra Leone has been declared wanted for his alleged involvement in gay bisexual and lesbian activities contrary to the laws of the land.
Sallieu who comes from a Muslim background with his uncle as the Community Imam is said to have committed one of the worse crime by getting himself involved in gay life.
Investigation revealed that on the 22nd February 2019, between the hours of 20:00 hrs to 1:00am to the 23rd of February 2019, Sallieu was caught by his uncle making love with a white guy whom he had initially introduced as his boss at London Mining, a British Mining company that was operating the Marampa Iron Ore Mines in Lunsar. He was caught making love with his boss at night between the hours of 8pm. The act which is one among many of the violations of the laws of Sierra Leone could result to 14 years in prison together with hard labour when convicted.
The uncle was alleged to have discovered the dastardly act after his returned from the Muslim night prayers. He immediately raised an alarm after discovered that Sallieu was in his room making love with a white guy. The incident lasted for over five hours as throng of youth within the township descended to either set Sallieu and his gay partner alive for what they described as sacrilege against their customs, traditions and religious beliefs. Other relatives and community members knowing that Kanus uncle is the chief imam within the community and also a well respected personality did not spare him as they all denounced the act whilst calling for punishment with others suggesting death.
But for Sallieu, he thought that as a full grown man he has done nothing wrong and he will do anything to satisfy his sexual desire. Even though his act was contrary to some of the countrys religious, traditional beliefs and national laws governing the country, he strongly believes that the United Nations Universal Declaration Conventions of 1945 gives him the right to do what he thinks his right for him. Therefore, he became angry that his uncle had delved into his private life as he was quoted to have made some negative comments against his uncle that resulted into serious skirmishes within the township. His argument
was that he has right to decide his own destiny.
A legal luminary Ibrahim Mansaray Esq. when contacted to give his legal advice on the issue told this medium that anybody arrested and charged to court and found guilty for offences related to Gay, bisexual, and lesbianism will go for life imprisonment for a period of 14 years backed with hard labour.
Sources close to the family say when Sallieus uncle returned from prayers he heard the screaming voice in the room of his nephew. He then decided to verify what was the reason for such screaming and there he discovered his nephew was in his room making love with another man. As a respected man of God within the community , he immediately informed community members who rushed to the scene.
Report further states that people went there in huge number and then grabbed Sallieu and begin to beat him with sticks and other offensive weapons but that an elder within the community advised that the police be informed so that both Sallieu and his gay partner should face the law. So when the police arrived at the scene, they were unable to control the crowd so as to prevent mob justice on Sallieu and his partner in the hands of angry community people.
In trying to put the situation under control, the police therefore opened firing of gas canisters which resulted in the escaped of both Sallieu whilst his partner who was in the room was alleged to have used the window and then escaped.
His disappearance was noticed after tension has calm down within the community. Therefore, a search warrant was declared for him the very moment but they could not trace him neither see his gay partner.