York Village Land grabbing: Abdallah Osman, Deputy Lands Minister accused of fraud deals


Reliable sources have informed Public Review about how a Lebanese foreign national in Sierra Leone, Mr. Abdallah Osman who allegedly connived to unlafully take over a four (4) tan lots pieces of land with the current Deputy Minister of Lands from it’s legal owner, Madam Kadijah (Bangura )Alpha situated along the Penninsular Highway, York Community in the Western Area Rural District (WARD). The deputy minister is said to be running shaddy deals with Osman to grab people’s private land .
Osman is said to be forging documents and would work with the deputy ministry and some senior lands officials to grab land in the peninsula areas in particular.

Osman is alleged to be using his financial weight to dish out to senior officials at the ministry to fix documents for him and to turn the latest land issue between him and Madama Alpha on his favour .
“ I will drop my blood for my property , it’s pure advantage “
Said Kadija Bangura Alpha , who spoke on the phone to Public Review .
She says she will not comment on the issue much because the case is with the ministry and his lawyer.
The deputy minister has refused to speak to this medium on the issue .
All efforts to reach Osman have proven to be futile .

Public Review investigation has revealed that Kadijah Bangura bought the land in question since 2020 from a former Director of Lands in the Ministry of Lands, Mr. Sylvanus Pratt, who is still alive and kicky.

What is not strange in this whole episode is that, Madam Bangura possessed all the necessary and official documents, including a conveyance which was signed by the then authorities in the ministry.

As if it was not enough, the said Lebanese fellow from the nowhere came and encroached on the land thereby claiming that he was the owner of the land and that he bought it from a Christian institution known as the Anglican Diocese in Freetown.

Reports said when Madam Bangura conducted an open findings or investigation through the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL) on how the Lebanese man might have acquired the land from Management of the Anglican Diocese in Freetown, it was discovered from authorities at CCSL that the Anglican Diocese didn’t own a land at the York Community along the Penninsular Highway and that they never entered into any land sales with anybody.

Above all, officials at CCSL further established that it was against the practices of Christian faith for a church administration to sell a land even for the purpose of building or constructing a church.

It could be recalled that within the year 2021, the Ministry of Lands instituted an investigation into the issue and they came to the conclusion that the land was a legal property belonging to Madam Bangura.

Furthermore, it was alleged that the Lebanese man used the power of the current Deputy Minister of Lands who called for a new or fresh investigation into the matter.

Public review has also learnt that before the commencement of the second investigation, the Deputy Lands Minister had already taken side by innaundating the woman with phone calls and threatened her on the issue.

After the conclusion of what many described as a doctored and planned investigation, lands officials in their second report didn’t afraid to proclaim or announce that the conflicted land belong to the Lebanese national, Mr. Abdallah Osman, despite the facts that the Anglican Diocese had made it very clearly that they didn’t own a land at the York community, along the Penninsular Highway as claimed by the Lebanese illegal encroacher.

This medium has also been informed that the Anglican Church is the land property situated at Henry Street where the Saint Henry Church was built.

After lands officials had given right to the Lebanese man, Mr Abdallah Osman said that he owned the land adding that he did not only hire thugs to the York Community but also commanded them to cause havoc.

The action of the accused Lebanese man and his thugs also caused panic among the local residents as the disgruntled youths were spotted with all sort of offensive weapons, alcoholic drinks in their hands including smoking Kush as well as publicly threatened to manhandle and kill anybody who might stand their way.

The youths did not hesitate to destroy all the bakings erected on the demarcation line on the land by Madam Bangura.

Further more , the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigation on the same issue also revealed that the land in question was lawfully owned by the woman, Madam Bangura.

Our sources have also said that Mr. Abdallah Osman had driven away his caretaker on the land, Joseph Kamara aka Rasta, for telling his Boss the hard facts to pull hands from the property for the truth that the land was lawfully owned by Madam Kadijah Bangura.

As we speak, the Ministry of Lands had issued out a notice which instructed both parties to stop all work until they were told to do so.

What is not clear here as we are concluding, the Ministry had authorized both parties to stop all work on the land with immediate effect, but the Lebanese citizen had reluctantly gone forth to serve an affidavit to the court against Madam Kadijah Bangura.


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