APC female Councillor tortured in Kambia.

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By Rosaline Turay

Police in Kambia, Northern part of Sierra Leone, are investigating the brutal beating and torture rained on All Peoples Congress (APC) Councillor for central Kambia, Aminata Conteh.

Reports say Councillor Aminata was manhandled, frogmarched and beaten up severely by Adekalie Kamara aka Teddy P. who is said to be the chairman of the bike riders at the Kambia Parking ground.

According to the reports, the incident occurred last Friday 10th May, 2024 when an argument broke out between the victim and the accused – Kamara over a drainage system which the latter wanted to erect around the Parking area .

Kamara is said to have insisted that he is the head of the bike riders in the area and as such had the authority to dig a drainage in the area .

This didn’t go down well with the Councillor who objected politely after he had arrived at the scene to advice them not to go ahead with the construction of the drainage system which the Councillor said would not fit for such purposes in the area considering the topography and the climatic effects it might have in the area.

This, the reports added, didn’t go down well with Kamara who first threatened to beat Aminata if she continued with her words of advice and objections.

And that, it was during this time that Adekalie burst into Tyson’s punches on Aminata especially on her face which resulted into a situation where she fell down on the ground and sustained several body injuries wounds .

The case was then reported to the police who invited and detained Kamara, but was later released after several hours.

Sources say the Sierra Leone Ambassador to Guinea, Alimamy Bangura, ordered the police to release Kamara who is said to be a supporter of the rulling Sierra Leone peoples Party (SLPP).

Earlier during the argument that ensued between the victim and Kamara, the later is said to have boasted that he would beat up the Councillor nothing would come out of it since his party is in governance .

Following all of these, APC Councillors in Kambia and some rights groups have staged a demonstration in protest for justice for Councillor Aminata Kamara who is said to receiving medical treatment.

Police have not said anything yet since this incident occurred .
A source said, the head of the police in Kambia had earlier refused to grant bail to Kamara but that he was threatened by the Ambassador who instructed him to release him unconditionally.

Earlier yesterday protesters continued marching on the streets of Kambia demanding for justice and called on the police and the authorities to effect the arrest of Kamara who is said to be bluffing around the town.

On to press time, Public Review could not reach the police or Kamara for their comment on the issue.

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