Contrary to rumour that Major Musa Bangura has been dismissed, Brigadier Robert Koroma has debunked the allegation saying that Major Bangura is still serving in the force, after he had written a letter of apology for his breach of service regulations.
This was disclosed yesterday by Brigadier Robert Yira Koroma while briefing the media at the Tower Hill Defence Headquarters, emphasizing that “as you may be aware, Major Musa Bangura made a lot of headlines in the press, he rallied the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and the Ministry was embarrassed.”
Brigadier Koroma went on, “he complained to the Ombudsman … and went further to draw His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in his mischief,” citing that “these events in themselves are gross insubordination.”
Narrating further, the military spokesman maintained that, “after several warnings, Major Bangura continued his disobedience inscribing on IMATT vehicles “Exploiters Go Home”, and even that he even threatened IMATT personnel that he has a belt loaded with explosives around his waist and would detonate it if any one got close to him.
On humanitarian grounds and empathy, he stated, Major Bangura was granted medical leave to Ghana. That notwithstanding he wrote a hostile and threatening letter to the British High Commission for the second time. Major Bangura further violated military ethics, rules and regulations by granting interviews. The Defence Policy Committee (DPOC) met on his case and referred Major Bangura for medical attention to ascertain whether he was of sound mind. The report disclosed that he is not mentally deranged. A board of inquiry formed recommended that his case be forwarded to the Defence Council for dismissal.
However, Brigadier Koroma said following a remorseful letter cataloging his woes and a solemn promise not to repeat his misdemeanors again, he said, “as an act of magnanimity and empathy Major Bangura has been severely reprimanded for 3 years and if within that period he misbehaves, he will have himself to blame as stringent disciplinary measures will be taken against him”.