… Police issues Warrant of Arrest
Nathaniel Edward Thomas and Hafsatu Kabia, formerly of 9 Kinella Street, Off Syke Street and 7 Kamayama Lumely, Freetown respectively, are said to be on the run following a desperate search operation launched by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police.
The duo are human rights activists, whose same-sex campaign have now landed them in trouble.
There’s currently a warrant of arrest for the human rights activists according to a letter from the Criminal Investigations Department to Kiwanis International, the organization they work for.
According to report, Nathaniel and Hafsatu, on the 10th of December, 2017, at the Fourah Bay Community, east of the capital, Freetown, were conducting a community sensitisation campaign for the rights and freedom of Gays and Lesbians to be respected and to be allowed to co-habit in communities they find themselves.
The said campaign by the human rights campaigners, according to report, triggered violent reaction from Fourah Bay Community members leading to stabbing with intent for which the police were called to intervene.
The Sierra Leone Police in a letter addressed to the organization of Nathaniel and Hafsatu, described their action as not only against the country’s religious laws but also a contravention to Section 61 of the Offences against the person’s act of 1861 which prohibits same sex relationship.
While the duo are said to be on the run according to community sources, the police say they have a warrant for the arrest of Nathaniel and Hafsatu Kabia anywhere they’re seen.
As at press time, the whereabouts of the human rights campaigners remain unknown as both community members and the Sierra Leone Police intensify the search for them.