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Le50M Water Dam Project Lunched – The youthful, dynamic and vibrant APC member of parliament for Constituency 110 in the Western Urban District, Hon. Chernor .M. Bah popularly known as Cheri coco this past Sunday launched three water dam project in various communities within his constituency. The over 50 million Leone water dam project is expected to benefit Red pump, Big Rengin and Gwient Height in the Wilberforce Community.

9 Million Bail for Assault and Riotous Conduct – Three accused persons, Mabinty Bangura, Yusifu Jalloh, and Hawanatu Jalloh, were on Monday 26th March 2012, granted bail at the sum of nine million Leones. The three accused persons were standing trial before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 on two counts charges of riotous conduct contrary to section 12 of the Public Order Act No 46 of 1965 and Assault on police Act No 7 of 1994.

The particulars of offence stated that Mabinty Bangura, Yusifu Jalloh and Hawanatu on Saturday 24th march 2012 at 4 Cow Water, Low Cost, Kissy, in Freetown assaulted and beat up female Police 205 Sergeant Williams.

Police prosecutor, 3842 Smith, noted that the rate at which members of the public are assaulting police is worrisome.

Brother Kills Brother – The murder case involving two brothers, Tejan Bah and Mohamed Sara Bah (deceased) was yesterday commenced at the Freetown High Court after the accused made his final appearance before Magistrate Komba Kamanda at the Freetown Magistrate Court NO.2

Tejan Bah, the accused, on March 16th allegedly murdered his brother, Mohamed Sara Bah of No.4 Foster Street in Freetown.

During the preliminary investigations at the Magistrate Court, the prosecuting team, led by ASP Dunia took six witnesses including four formal and two factual witnesses. The head of the pilot National Legal Aid defence lawyer, A.I. Sesay on March 14th, while addressing the magistrate, noted that according to the witness the deceased provoked the situation by first stabbing the accused adding that there was no malice. He submitted that for the offence of murder to hold, there must be malice between the two.

NPA GM says they are Determined – The General Manager of the National Power Authority (NPA) Dr. Zubairu Kalokoh has said that despite the huge debts owed them, especially by Government Departments, Agencies and Parastatals, NPA is trying to actualize the vision of the president to ensure that there is constant power supply in Sierra Leone.

“We are generating about 30 megawatts of electricity, but we face many challenges due to the fact that there are a lot of institutions owing us huge amounts, about Le20 Billion is currently given us headache to produce oil and other materials,” the General Manager said.

Highlighting some of the ministries, Agencies and Parastatals that owing them, Zubairu Kalokoh pointed out the Ministry of Defence with its barracks nationwide owe over Le 2 billion, the Ministry of Mineral Resources owes almost a billion Leones, SLBC Le 539 million, etc

He ended saying that they spend about Le2 Billion on oil weekly, while having to pay Bumbuna Le one billion over the same period.

Armed Robbery Victim Blasts Police – A victim of armed robbery, Rugiatu Bangura has accused the police of requesting money before they even visit a crime scene.

According to her, it all started on Friday morning when her mother received a distressful telephone call that thieves had broken into the boutique at Clay Factory and succeeded in carting away shoes, dresses, jewels and other valuables worth over Le 10 million.

She said she was dismayed that after making the report, the police on duty requested money before they would go to the scene of crime.

Inspector Coker of the police post at Grassfield denied the allegation that they request money from victims of armed robbery before they visit the scene of crime.

Albert G. Lavay: “I see the finals between Sierra Leone and Libya” – Leone Stars will engage Libya on Saturday March 31 in the Albert Gibgo Lavay African Nations Cup Final at the Bango Farm field, Adonkia.

Both teams qualified to the quarter finals from their various groups with maximum points.

In the quarter finals Leone Stars defeated Ghana 2-0 and Libya beats Egypt 1-0.

In the road leading to the grand final, Libya defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the semi finals and Leone Stars held to a 1-1 draw at full time but smashed4-3 post penalty shootouts to reach the finals.

The head coach of Leone Stars, Richardson Davies said they are optimistic of lifting the Albert Gibao Lavay Nations cup trophy.

The Libya Trainer, coach Okala said even though they are underdogs they will upset Leone Star on Saturday.

The winner will receive a giant gold trophy, cash prize, gold medals and certificates.

The runner up with bag cash prize, silver medals and certificates, and there will be consolation prizes for best player, best goalkeeper, goal king, best behaved team and best coach.

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