As Sorious admits… legal suit for Aljazeera
Leaks have it that Vice President Sam Sumana intends taking legal action against Aljazeera TV and journalists Sorious Samura for scornfully calling him a bribe taker.
It is a fact that Aljazeera TV Thursday 23rd published a video footage in which Sorious Samura is pictured telling the worldwide viewers that: “anyone can pay US$2000 bribe to see the Vice President at his office.”
He was also spotted (in the Video) as saying that the US$2000 paid to associates (friends) of the Sierra Leone Vice President (Alex Mansaray and Momoh Conteh), was done at the office of the forenamed VP.
Just when Sorious later took radio interview with Democracy and Premier Radios respectively, he admits nevertheless that; “money never changed hands at the office of the Vice President at all;” a confession many now see as ‘unprofessional’ of an international freelance journalist.
It’s been disclosed that copy of the interview with Sorious by Democracy and Premier Radios is been submitted to a number of legal luminaries who now put materials together to institute legal action against Aljazeera and Sorious for libelously publishing inaccuracies against the Sierra Leone Vice President and Sierra Leone government correspondingly.
Even though Sorious insists he stands by all he has said in the published video footage (as in interview with the aforementioned radio stations) that, “you could pay a bribe of US$2000 to see Vice President Sam Sumana,” it’s been established that money paid to Alex Mansaray and Momoh Conteh by the undercover journalists was indeed not a bribe, but was for the registration of a business company.
And that the transaction between the undercover journalists and Alex Mansaray and Momoh Conteh was done at Percival Street, the place used by Momoh Conteh as office and not the Vice President office at all.
Sorious, who formerly enjoys the pleasure of respect from number of Sierra Leoneans, is seemingly moving aback owing to unbelievable inaccuracies as in video footage lately published by Aljazeera TV.
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