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SLMTV boss survives witch gun attack

SLMTV boss survives witch gun attack

A Sierra Leonean based in the United States of America, Mr. James Humper Jr. aka DJ Carl, who is presently in the country, has informed this paper that he has survived a witch gun attack.

In an interview with this paper, Mr. Humper, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sierra Leone Music Television (SLMTV), stated that he was not pleased with the illness and stressed that the witch gun attack caused him and his family, noting that it was most unfortunate that Sierra Leoneans should be using fetish means to hunt and destroy each other for selfish reasons.

He disclosed that on 19th November, 2012, after attending the burial ceremony of his cousin, Mr. Nyakeh Momoh, he felt feverish when he returned home.

“At about 3:00 am I woke up and noticed that my right foot and hand were completely paralyzed and my neck was swollen,” he narrated.

He said he was then rushed to Goderich and several places to seek immediate medical attention where it was revealed that he had been shot with a witch gun.

He said that it was in a village close to Taiama that he was given medicine that cured him, after which he was brought to the United Methodist Church at Kissy where he was admitted and given further treatment.

Founder of the Sierra Leone Music Television programme based in the United States of America, he said that a group of five Sierra Leoneans, namely, Williams aka DJ Chris, Mohamed Conteh aka DJ Med, Jeril Macauley aka DJ Nice, Nella Davies aka DJ Nella ‘D’ and James Humper Jr. aka DJ Carl formed the group to promote the good image of the country at a time when other media houses were publishing all kinds of negative things about the country during the war in the 1990s.

“We did more to further promote our local menu, traditional dress codes, our culture, tourism local musical instruments, our music and musicians as a means of helping to sell the positive side of our country and its people,” Mr. Humper noted.

He further disclosed that they normally organize activities that brings Sierra Leoneans and their friends together in the Washington metropolitan area since 2003 and in 2005 they staged a successful red carpet SLMTV Awards in that same area.

DJ Carl said that he is encouraging other Sierra Leoneans who might have gone through similar bad experiences to keep working hard for the good of their own people.

He called on those with the knowledge and skills of with gun to consider the good of the people of their country and the benefits they will bring in protecting the heroes of their land, pointing out that killing one another especially the people who are working hard to promote this country will only bring setbacks for the country.

By Rosetta Njawa

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