As Minister vows ‘no turning back…’ Paul’s School for Blind catches fire
Paul’s School for the Blind in Bo is reportedly on fire owing to complaints of misuse of pupils by the son of proprietress Mrs. Regina Trye. (Photo: Augusta Bangalie and her two brothers, Augustin and Henry, are pupils at St. Paul’s School for the Blind in Sierra Leone)
It has reached desks of Sierra Express Media that Madam Regina Trye who doubles as proprietress of Paul’s School for the Blind has had her son Simeon Trye on the payroll of the school as an employee.
It is also disclosed that Simeon Trye goes after blind female pupils for sexual interaction.
Following ‘Unity Newspaper’s’ publication of an open letter written to President Koroma by Joseph Ahmadu (barrister and solicitor of the high court) on behalf of his client Mrs. Regina Trye, complaining misconduct and human right violation by the resident Minister South, this press contacted persons concern to objectively get their sides.
According to the Resident Minister South, Hon. Moijue Kaikai, it is told that Paul’s School for the Blind was discovered by late Mr. Trye (husband of the present proprietress Mrs. Trye).
That government through the Sababu education project has helped in the construction of new structures for use by pupils of the school.
“Samura,” the resident Minister said. “There had been serialized complaints regarding abuse of female school pupils by the son of proprietress Mrs. Regina Trye. As a statesman, I will not sit by and see things go wrong. No turning back at all,” he added.
“As I speak, the police in Bo are handling complaints forwarded to them by the pupils.”
It is also disclosed that Simeon Trye has been receiving salary as a teacher of the school knowing same to be false.
Findings state that Mrs. Trye, her son Simeon and others have occupied buildings owned by the school thereby depriving the principal and teachers in the enjoyment of the school’s facilities.
It could be recalled that there was misunderstanding between the school and management officials.
The matter was reported at the Bo police station for investigation.
Even before the completion of police findings, we are told, that Mrs. Trye and her son Simeon Trye, keeps violating rights of school pupils unchecked.
This, according to the Resident Minister, was what prompted the eviction of persons trespassing premises owned by the school, so as to avoid unforeseen confrontation.
In his path, Lawyer Joseph Ahmadu, who acts as solicitor for Mrs. Trye said that the rights of his client have been violated by the Resident Minister, Hon. Moijue Kaikai.
“I have no objection to allegations made against Simeon Trye. If what is said about him is true, then the law will take it course. But nobody whatsoever has the right to evict someone without the authority of the law,” Lawyer Joseph Ahmadu emphasized.
The Principal of Paul’s School for the Blind, Mohamed S. Conteh, in his measurement said because the Resident Minister has respect for humanity, he neither sleeps nor slumbers, but ensure that persons trespassing property of the above mentioned school are kicked out.
He furthered stated that the eviction of adults from premises owned by the school has brought ease of abuses against female pupils.
“Let me make it clear to you Mr. Samura,” Mohamed said, “Mrs. Regina Trye is not among persons evicted. It is her son Simeon and others that have been evicted owing to nonstop loitering and trespass to property of the school.”
It is confirmed by the school’s Principal (blind also) that Simeon Trye and cohorts have had field days exploiting and abusing young pupils unrestrained.
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