As ICC plants its radar on Sierra Leone… President Koroma sacks Leather Boot
Sierra Express Media can authoritatively reveal that President Koroma has sacked his bodyguard, Idrissa Kamara popularly known as Leather Boot. The president took the decision barely days after a series of allegations pointed out that the bodyguard is actually involved in a series of violent crisis as contained in reports of political mishaps in the country. A source closer to the President says, he has liberty to now sack his number one body guard as it has been established that he had dealings with all that went wrong with political violence in the country. Leader Boot was named in the SLPP headquarters rape of women in broad daylight, he was also reported to have beaten BKPS workers in Kenema on allegations that they sabotaged President Koroma by putting off the thermal plant while the president was delivering his keynote address. (Photo: Leather boot booted out)
Leather Boot was caught in the midst of controversy last year with the president when he allegedly swindled President Koroma’s briefcase said to have contained cash valued in billions of foreign notes including a deed agreement for the construction of the Lungi Bridge.
A minister in President Koroma’s government said Leather Boot’s sacking is a demonstration to show that the head of state is serious about weeding nonconformists out of his system as he stands not to protect any sacred cows.
Following Koroma’s recent invocation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) into the affairs of Sierra Leone’s November polls, his minister believes he is ready to do the extraordinary to keep his records clean.
On Leather Boot’s personal note, he is quoted as saying he was not sacked but instead resigned from the hectic job of safeguarding the president and that he plans to start up his own security agency business.
Leather Boot however left unanswered the question of why he should decide to resign at a crucial election year period when he should be there with the president.
Idrissa Kamara served in the Sierra Leone Armed Forces as a driver for Major Glover, but came into prominence when he was appointed minister in the AFRC junta government of Johnny Paul Koroma.
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