As he slowly recovers from a hit and run car accident on Sunday 24th November 2019 , the Chief Whip of the main opposition All People Congress (APC) party in the Sierra Leone Parliament, Honourable Hassan A. Sesay has said the perpetrator of this incident may have carried on the act deliberately. Speaking morosely from his bed at the Connaught hospital in Freetown, Hon. Sesay recounted a tragic incident that happened to him earlier this week. He is a victim of a hit and run car incident that has left him with a broken right leg, a possible fracture sides and spine, a cut in the head and countless bruises to his right hand after what he described as an ‘unlicensed’ vehicle that came from nowhere and gave him a deadly hit and sped away with the supposed perpetrator still at large, leaving the Honourable member unconscious for about three days battling for his life in the hospital. Hon. Sesay has been one of the most vocal among opposition MPs from the APC in the Sierra Leone Parliament. He has been known to flag up controversial issues and he recently moved a motion that the parliament invites the Central Bank Governor, Kelfala Kallon, and the Minister of Finance Jacob Jusu Saffa to answer to questions about the ailing economy. He also recently championed the case of over 200 sacked former workers of the Statistics Sierra Leone Central Office in Freetown.
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His current predicament has left many tongues wagging on who could have been behind the attempt on his life in such a fashion. According to him, no arrest has been made, no word from the police about suspects or any leads to possible apprehension of the suspects by the Sierra Leone police. Hon. Sesay has been left brooding “this is not how a safe state should be”. Efforts to reach the police on the said matter were unsuccessful at the time of reporting. The speaker of Parliament, Hon. Abass Chernor Bundu earlier on this week announced Hon. Sesay’s predicament in the well of Parliament, stressing its severity and assured Hon. Sesay of the Sierra Leone parliament’s support. Sierra Leone MP’s do not have medical allowance but the Speaker of Parliament has disclosed plans by government to expedite Hon. Sesay’s treatment out of the country for proper medical attention.
By Abdulai Gbla
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