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Assault on Journalists…

Police arrest Herbert Williams 

May 25, 2018

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Disgraced former Mayor, Herbert George Williams

Police at the Criminal Investigations Department in Freetown yesterday arrested the former disgraced Mayor of the Freetown City Council, Herbert George Williams, who perpetuated violence against some journalists who were lawfully carrying out their official duties during the run-off presidential election on March 31st, 2018.

Some journalists were attacked and brutalised by then ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) goons – Sanusi Bruski Kargbo, Hebert George Williams, Abu Bakarr Daramy and Mohamed Washingai Mansaray.

On 31st March 2018, as Sierra Leoneans came out to vote peacefully in the presidential runoff election, the APC goons, in a convoy of vehicles, aided and abetted by members of the security forces, attacked and brutalised journalists in and around Lumley and Mafa Field area in Freetown.

Patrick Jaiah Kamara of Concord Times, Ibrahim Samura of New Age newspaper and Thomas Dixon, Editor of Salone Times were savagely attacked as they went about doing their legal and lawful job – covering the election

According to Superintendent John Kawawa Sesay of the Criminal Investigations Department, the former mayor was arrested but released on bail, while police were on the lookout for the others who were involved in the violent act against the journalists.

He said the matter would be charged to court after they shall have arrested the others, who are still on the run.

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