Like a Hollywood action-packed movie, “Lamin Suma crashed through the glass of the staff-room window and jumped down the storied building and escaped…” explained the Head of the Disciplinary Committee (HDC), Mr Mohamed Kamara of the Muslim Congress Secondary School, at Kissy in Freetown.
Lamin a Junior Secondary School (JSS) III pupil was a school prefect, but absurdly he was a member of a cult-like-club called ‘Black Knowledge’ which was disbanded by the school’s authority “when it came to [their] notice,” disclosed Mr Cole to Awoko yesterday.
“Every academic year,” Mr Kamara narrated, “we normally collect the prefect badges from both school and class prefects, when distributing their school identification cards.”
He continued, “When Lamin went to collect his id card, he said, he had submitted his, and Mr Jalloh [also a teacher] was his witness; but Mr Jalloh said “he could not remember. An argument ensued and Lamin started venting sarcastic comments,” disclosed Mr Kamara.
The HDC explained that two teachers – Moses Kamara and Alhassan Kamara then arrested Lamin and took him to the staff room, where Lamin denied being a pupil of the school, as he was in mufti.
The teacher then decided to hand him over to the police since he is not a pupil of the school, disclosed the HDC. While detained at the staff room, Lamin then climbed on the table that was close to the window, crashed through the window and in a split second he was down making his escape.
The Principal, Mohamed Mansaray who said he was not in the school premises at the time of the incident, confirmed that “upon my return, I saw Lamin running limply away.” By Ophaniel Gooding