Sierra Leone opposition politician Alie Kabba freed on bail

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 January 2016

alie kabbaDr. Alie Kabba has this afternoon been freed on bail after few hours of  court room drama that no Sierra Leonean should be proud of.

It was a sad and shameful display of the naked abuse of power and incompetence, by a magistrate believed to have been handpicked by State House to adjudicate in a case that should never have taken this long to conclude.

But such is justice in Sierra Leone. And the US based lawyer Alieu Iscandri was not spared the ugly wrath of magistrate Seray Wurie either.

Listen (below) to both Alie Kabba and Alieu Iscandri speak to Umaru Fofana, about the erosion of justice, civil liberty and human dignity in Sierra Leone.

Alieu-IscandriIscandri was arrested in court this morning on the orders of magistrate Seray Wurie, on a trumped up charge of contempt of court.

The magistrate accused Iscandri of posting a message on his facebook page, saying that Alie Kabba has been freed on bail.

According to the magistrate that was the crime committed by Iscandri who himself is a member of the ruling APC party.

Sierra Leone is seriously heading for disaster. A nation where lawlessness has even found its way where it does not belong – the court of law.

When you hear of cases like this in Sierra Leone you begin to wonder what has happened to a country that was once  full of so much promise after the war.

But many in the country may perhaps take solace and find inspiration from both Alieu Iscandri and Alie Kabba for standing up for justice and civil liberty in Sierra Leone.

Dr. Alie Kabba is this evening free on bail. But the struggle to free Sierra Leone of poor governance and impunity continues.

Supporters and well wishers of Alie Kabba played a big role in securing his release today, after hundreds marched outside the court house in Freetown, in defiance of the strong presence of armed security officers.

Listen to Alie kabba speak to Umaru Fofana about appalling conditions at Pademba Road prison for thousands of young people locked up without any hope:

And Listen to Lawyer Iscandri speak to Umaru about injustice and impunity in Sierra Leone today:

Alie Kabba’s brief moment of freedom:



  1. Absolutely, Sierra Leone will be a better place without the APC and SLPP. These two parties are no better than the other. They have brought the nation down to its knees as they take governance by turn.

    There is nothing to be proud of in terms of progress achievements since our independence under these parties, and as such had outlived their usefulness in this country. A new political party spearheaded by dynamic leaders of high calibre with clean track records, such as Dr Alie Kabba, Kandeh Yumkellah and all patriotic Sierra Leoneans is the solution to place the country on track.

  2. Do you know that Sierra Leone would be a better COUNTRY without APC and SLPP?

    We are now a new Nation, so the old parties must give way to new. Why are we so deaf and Dumb to know this simple truth. What is there in the APC or SLPP to be proud of?

    Can all the GOOD persons from both parties jump ship and form something that will bring us all to progressive politics devoid of intra and inter- Party squabbles?

    Let us as a Nation carry our National DESTINY in our Heads, not in our hands anymore. Let’s give APC and SLPP the RED CARD for DANGEROUS POLITICS .

    We are a New Nation, so the old and outdated parties must go. I know SLPP since 1955 and APC since 1962. Trust me, the country ceased to be a Nation just after independence, and at the end of SIR MILTON MARGAI’s Government to be precise.

  3. We, here in Chicago, are so relieved to see Dr. Kabba released. It is such a shame to see a man so committed to empowerment going through such an experience. It will only embolden Dr. Kabba to do what’s right for his nation.
    We wish him the very best!

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