Marius Abdul Turay a sports producer of Freetown Radio who died in a road accident on Thursday April 16 at the age of 24 years was laid to rest on Sunday at the Kingtom cemetery after the 2 ‘O’clock prayers at the Limba Mosque, Sanders Street.
Before the 2 ‘O’clock prayers there was a laying out at his residence at Brookfields before the body was taken to the National Stadium presidential lounge where different groups like COFA,SWASAL,SLAJ.and host of others paid tributes.
The late Marius who was an active member of the Sports writers Association and SLAJ started his school at the Prince of Wales where he sat to the BECE and later proceeded to the St Edwards Secondary School at Kingtom.
During his days at St Edwards he was appointed school prefect and was also a member of the debating team that won the 2001 NUS schools debating competition.
He was also a member of the L&DS, drama group and won the second best actor in 2004 inter secondary schools drama competition.
The late Marius Turay also composed songs for the HIV/AIDS group at St Edwards and he also represented his school in singing competitions and won many laurels.
He was also a member of the Forum of Literary and Academic Network which comprises prefects from different schools across the country. The late Marius was also a member of the Children’s Forum Network (CFN) and Voice of Children (VOC) and represented them at the Children’s Parliament and was also a member of the Indigenes musical group.
He also worked for the then Radio UNAMSIL. He was part of the sports zone team before he went to Freetown Radio until his death.
The late man was very intelligent, short tempered, hardworking, fearless and always wanted to stand tall among his colleagues. His dream was to be a professional journalist and was aspiring to work for the BBC.
The funeral was well attended by people from all walks of life.