Doubts widen over ownership and authenticity of the alleged original picture of Bai Bureh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2017

As the plot thickens over claims and counter claims of the authenticity and ownership of an original Bai Bureh photograph, which the Sierra Leone government minister reverend Kabs Kanu claims to have been donated to him continues, one has to ask: what and who should the people of Sierra Leone believe?

It seems the story published by the Sierra Leone telegraph has touched a raw nerve. Some people are now getting twitchy, as they throw insults at the Telegraph for standing up for truth and justice.

Attempts to defend and justify the eyebrow-raising donation of one of Sierra Leone’s historic relic by a former Peace Corps volunteer – Gary Schulze, who worked in Sierra Leone in the 1960s to a government minister – the reverend Kabs Kanu, has reached fever pitch today.

It seems someone is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the people of Sierra Leone to make a fast buck. The spirit of Bai Bureh will expose the lies and chicanery.

Peter Anderson – publisher of Sierra and former press officer at the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown, has now entered the fray. He has thrown in his two pennies in an attempt to clear the air over the Bai Bureh picture saga.

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