The Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business, Hon. Eddie Turay has stated that he does not sell State Lands and he bought his seven town lots which are claimed to be State lands.
The Majority Leader was reacting yesterday in an interview with Awoko at Parliament when he stated that the allegations made against him by the Lands Minister that he was involved in the sale of State Lands was a conspiracy to tarnish his character and image he had made in politics for the past thirty years.
Whilst he was answering to questions as to how he secured the parcel of land in question, he presented the seven town lot document and said when he returned home from Jamaica, he saw the land in question for which he enquired and was told it was for sale.
He took out the plan of the land which stated from John Momodu Caulker to Eddie Turay.
Hon Eddie Turay stated that he obtained his title from a statutory declaration dated July 28th, 1974 and registered as No 84/74 page 6 in Volume 11 in the record books of statutory declaration kept in the office of the Registrar- General at Freetown.
He also said it was established that the vendor held free and undisturbed possession of that piece of land lying at off main Road Baoma Village, Freetown.
H said when he bought the land, the plan was made and approved by the Director of Surveys and Lands in September 2008. He said after that he registered it at Roxy Building and his registration number was 1191/2008 on Volume No 644, page 93.
“I did not sell any land, I buy and I have right to buy. I have right to purchase lands” he said.
Hon. Eddie Turay disclosed that he was not required to be investigated as the motion on Tuesday was very specific mandating the Lands minister to produce documents that concerned and touches MPs from the Western Area. “Why did I come in, you can read between the lines” he stated.