Appeals Court Judge sends strong message to Kush barons

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Justice Momoh Jah  Stevens  determined to chase out drug barons in the country

By Ibrahim Kabba Turay

Justice of the Appeal Court of Sierra Leone, Momoh Jah Stevens, has vowed that the law will pursue importers and traders of Kush in the country.

Justice Stevens was speaking in a town hall meeting organised by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Information and Civic Education.

The National Town Hall meeting was held at the Bintumani Conference Centre in Freetown, to chat the way forward on how to curb the spread of Kush in Sierra Leone.

Speaking in the meeting, Justice Stevens reiterated that, the law will not consider any person in respect of age or status.

He emphasised the need for all sectors to pay attention to looking at the menace that has threatened the country’s youth population, adding that they at the Judiciary will ensure they look into all Kush-related cases that are before them.

William Fayia Sellu, Inspector-General of Police, announced to stakeholders that with some intelligence, the police were able to stop a 40ft container loaded with Kush drugs at Water quay.

 The container, according to him, is owned by Umaru Kargbo, who stays  in Holland, adding that three police officers  were in court with one military personnel arrested in Port Loko.

Additionally, Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General (Rtd) Taluva revealed significant progress in convicting individuals involved in Kush-related activities, with 296 convictions and a notable decline in cases.

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