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70 years old woman cry for justice

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She explained that the land and residence in question was left behind by her late husband who rose to the rank of a permanent secretary after working for the Government of Sierra Leone for almost forty years.

She said the disputed property was given to her husband by the government and that even when the rebels burnt down the premises in 1999, they had to reconstruct it because there was nowhere for them to go.

In 2004, she continued, they commenced paper work ventures for the premises when the government issued out a statement for those in their categories to regularize their documents.

Madam Momoh disclosed that they received a document from the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure affirming that the Momoh family was the legal tenants of the property and that they were mandated to ensure the land is protected from trespass and encroachment.

In 2014, she said, they received a letter of lease approval from the Lands Ministry.

According to her, it therefore came as a surprise to her when the Fullah businessman was later introduced to her family with claims that the land had been leased to him.

They were later invited to the Ministry of Public Affairs where the minister reportedly ordered that the land be shared among the two groups.

She said life had been difficult for her family since then as they had been faced with harassment from the police and other state functionaries.

She said some six members of her family are currently remanded at the Pademba Road prison on allegations that they splashed urine on a police officer and a minister.

When AYV went to the scene, over fifteen battle-ready OSD personnel were deployed in the disputed land.

Attempts to contact senior officers at the Ross Road Police Division proved unsuccessful as the female A.I.G mentioned in the matter was said to be attending police meeting.

Madam Momoh is calling on authorities to intervene to safe her harassed life and restore peace for her family, as according to her, the husband had sacrificed a lot for Sierra Leone.    

Efforts to contact Mr. Jalloh also proved fruitless.

 

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