July 2, 2015 By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
Program Coordinator of the Emergency Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Sierra Leone (formerly Emergency Hospital), located at Goderich in the west-end of Freetown, has expressed frustration over what he referred to as “the unbelievable attitude” of two of their drivers who are alleged to have disappeared with two of the organisation’s brand new Toyota Hilux vehicles assigned to them.
Luca Rolla told newsmen at his Goderich office that some months back this year, the two men – Victor Kuyembeh and Alhaji Bangura aka ‘Oba’ – believed to be residents of Goderich, were employed by the organisation to work as drivers, but that they were shocked when in May this year they discovered that the two drivers had disappeared with the vehicles.
He expressed disappointment that the two men, whose community is benefiting the most from the services offered by the center, could do this to the organisation.
“Victor Kuyembeh and his father, who is a pastor, and Alhaji Bangura are directly involved in this theft,” Rolla alleged. “Since 2001, the centre has been providing medical treatments to the people of Sierra Leone and even to non-citizens free of cost. We’ve also provided feeding and lodging to patients at no cost, but behaviours like this are very frustrating, notwithstanding the invaluable services being rendered to the country, especially the Goderich community.”
He said providing employment to Goderich youths has always been the priority of the centre for the past years but that the latest ugly development may force the organisation to have a rethink.
He said the theft has been reported to the police, adding that a handsome reward will be given to anyone providing information that will lead to the arrest of the two men.
A crime officer at the Goderich police post, Mohamed Kamara, said they are investigating the matter.
He said warrants of arrest – 06/2015 for Alhaji Bangura and 19/1025 for Victor Kuyembeh – have been issued for the two men.