Police have arrested 8 people and are pursuing several others at Masulaimani in the Lokomassama Chiefdom Mapaite, where a cross section of the youth have gone wild, in spite of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s appeal against the act of lawlessness.
The youth of that areas converted themselves into angry mobs, dethroned the town-Chief- Pa Adikali Katheigbeh, carted away his Traditional Drum (Thabula) after raiding supporters of the then ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party.
They installed a colleague of theirs whom they moved with to Baillor and were going to do the same thing, if it were not for the inhabitant of that area, who repelled them vehemently.
According to the operations officer at Lungi police station, Assistant Superintendent FM Hazleg, who is currently deployed at the Lokomasama Police Station as Commanding Officer, the veranda of Pa Alimamy together with some windows were damaged in the ensuring fracas.
He said when they were dispersed by the police the mobs dashed where the chief is rearing his cattle and slaughtered a bull which they shared amongst themselves.