OCTOBER 23, 2014 By Patricia Johnson
A court bailiff, Saidu Joshua Kamara, on Tuesday (21 October) came under serious attack from a group of youth who allegedly beat him up and inflicted multiple stabbed wounds in his body while executing an eviction order alongside some police officers at Lumley in the west of Freetown.
Kamara told Concord Times that he was among a team of bailiffs together with some police officers who went to execute a court order at Babadorie, Lumley where some tenants had been asked to vacate a premise they were “unlawfully occupying”.
He said while executing the order, the tenants went to the Lumley police station and returned with two police officers who inspected their (tenants) properties and agreed that nothing was missing or damaged during the eviction exercise.
He said the officers made their observations and left after verifying the tenants’ properties and having satisfied that nothing was missing or damaged.
Kamara said after the two officers had left the scene, one of the tenants raised an alarm that his flask had been broken. He said this attracted some area boys to the scene, who attacked him and stabbed him all over his body.
“I was in great pain, and as I struggled to free myself from the gang, they grabbed me and stabbed me with a knife while some were hitting me stones and sticks,” Kamara claimed.
The incident, he said, was reported to the Lumley police station where a statement was obtained from him.
The police are yet to make any arrests.