Christian Sesay and Sanpha Sesay, Texas Correspondents

Amidst the murder-suicide madness perpetuated by one of Sierra Leone’s greatest comedians, supposedly a public figure in the eyes of most Sierra Leoneans, many people in the Dallas Fort worth community have expressed their desires, and rightly so, on the need to examine the other side of the Bongo saga. We owe DFW community exactly that which they want to know and just that is what we have found.

Our findings and interviews have taken yet another twist with some stunning revelations pointing towards the state of mind and double lifestyle which Lord Bongo lived before his death. It took some time to get down to the other side because earlier attempts to interview the other side did not materialize. As the elements of fairness and objectivity are fundamental principles in our work, we were relentless in our pursuit for the truth.

Unlike other deaths, the insatiable appetite to understand why Lord Bongo did what he did continues unabated among Sierra Leoneans. The begging question from Sierra Leoneans in Texas and the world at Large is why. After tireless but successful efforts to contact people acquainted with the couple for a balanced and objective view, we have now learned that the murder-suicide shockwave fiasco stemmed out of hopelessness. Any man who takes his own life is hopeless.

Our latest sources stated that Lord Bongo was not only depressed, but was also involved in a clandestine behavior probably for a purpose.  Going without employment for many years, and probably, at or before this time, the late man may have been influenced by drugs (marijuana). According to some sources, this part of his life was either undisclosed to his spouse or the habit was just ingrained in him. The sources ascertained unequivocally that Lord Bongo was turning to marijuana for help most of the time.  

Other sources that contradicted early reports spelt out how Bongo was violent and destructive at home. We continue to unearth from reliable sources widespread reports of Bongo Johnson’s penchant for destruction and violence.

The million dollar questions now are why should a renowned comedian, like Bongo Johnson, turned to taking a precious life when others use their God given skills in comedy to fight stress and inject excitement into life? Why should anyone made to go through all that she had to endure and the bloody hand of Bongo Johnson? Why? Why? Why?

Contrary to the norms and cultural values in our native land, Sierra Leone, murder and suicide cases are rare, almost to the point of non-existence. There is no single reason to justify the taking of someone else’s life. No drugs, no depression, no hard times or any iota of provocation can be proffered to the reasonable public as justifications.

As our desire to have a balanced and objective report continues, one School of thought, closer to Lord Bongo, attributed this cruel act to the drug-dependency factor which they believe manifested itself into depression. Even though we shy away from being judgmental, yet, the act of killing another individual is insane and cruelty beyond every human imagination and comprehension.

Numerous sources closer to the deceased woman, professed, that she was a very nice lady with a community-oriented persona, who was always working towards achieving her goals. She was calm, and has never shown any aggressive inclinations to anyone. Other sources revealed that, despite the fact that Lord Bongo did not work all these years, yet the late woman’s hard work and soberness of life helped sustain Bongo Johnson and the family. A fact that cannot be disprove now that we know she was the bread winner in the family.

As we go through these unfortunate tragedies, if past tragedies in other relationships did nothing to warrant our attention, this is an eye-opener and a moral lesson the Sierra Leonean community cannot afford to shrug off. When we fall in love with the man and woman we want, we set out the requirements. Equally, we should try to read the warning signs on the wall and know when to call it quit or fix it.

One of such is a personality change. If our spouse constantly shows symptoms of depression, to the point of using any kind of drugs, marijuana included, it could be the product of stress. Others may be symptoms of depression or a host of other problems. Whatever the cause, they may warrant attention, especially if they persist or if they occur in a cluster. If he persists, tell him that honey, 1 Peter 5:8, 9 says you should be sober so we can be on guard for the devil, resist him, and not be devoured by him. If the ears are turned the other way, start running for your life.

Also, if your spouse doesn’t want to work, especially the man, you need to sit down with him and have a discussion about it.  He needs to know in plain language the consequences of his action.  He should be made to understand what you’re willing and unwilling to put up with in the relationship.  Tell him that if he can’t get out and start participating and contributing to the relationship, then you’ll be forced to make some tough decisions yourself, that you just can’t go on supporting him and paying for everything.  He has to pull his own weight around there from now on. If he is a Christian, quote Thessalonians 3:10: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

Watch for a spouse who has a dependent personality. People with dependency concerns keep all their eggs in one basket — depending on a relationship to entertain all their needs for happiness. If your spouse depend on you to create and maintain their life for them, get help for them because of the God in you or show them the exit door for fear of your own life.

Finally, if your man ever lays his hands on you, find the exit door or else research has shown that he will do it again and again and again. The end of which can be fatal.

So guys, as a final parting shot, take heed to this, “if you love a woman, set her free. If she comes back, she is yours and if she doesn’t come back, she was never meant to be” Go look somewhere else instead of taking someone else’s life. Good Luck!

Stay tuned for an exclusive tell-it-all interview which was conducted on Friday with Cheryl Anderson, the other lady in Bongo Johnson’s life and her 25-year old daughter.

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26 Responses to “Lord Bongo : Was he destroyed by depression ?”

  1. What your article left out is that there are drugs that can produce murder/suicide and do so regularly in America. We call them “antidepressants” yet they are more like anesthetics – dissociative anesthetics, like PCP or Ketamine. Law enforcement officers know to be prepared for extreme violence that is sudden and unexpected with PCP. Yet they, as well as all of us, have not been educated as to the VERY SIMILAR effects of antidepressants – America’s most popular drugs and the first medications prescribed for someone out of work.

    These drugs produce the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (86% of cases) which is a sleep disorder in which one acts out their worst nightmare like Andrea Yates who drowned her five babies while on two of these drugs. So what the person does is something completely foreign to them because it is their worst nightmare. See many other cases listed at

    I would hope in your interview with his daughter you will ask which antidepressant he was given and how long he was on it.

    Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness,

  2. morlai turay August 8, 2010

    let not be judgemental. We shall never ever know what triger the death of these two people. now let stop casting blame and seek ways how to help the kids. for all peace makers please if someone seeks help please do all you can to help for we dont know when, what the triger would be.

  3. Bambay Lans Kamara August 9, 2010

    While in Sierra Leone in the 80’s and 90’s, Lord Bongo, was a name we all woke-up-to every morning, heartily calming our spirits with words from a group, the Professionals. Though statistical reporting are sparsely or never made there nor were ratings done about radio and television shows aired yet, in the minds of Sierra Leoneans of all works of life, even at the highest office of the nation, State House, The Professionals was the one each Sierra Leonean looked forward to listening to or watching. We made friends, wormed the hearts of co-workers, lovers, family members and even bosses with words stated by Lord Bongo and the Professionals, a magnificent comedy group ever seen or heard of in the entire nation’s history.
    At State House I would hear even the Minister of State Presidential Affairs making jokes that were Lord Bongo’s or one of the Professionals. Their performances were a thriller. People from all works of life would assemble, with a radio in the middle and cheering in excitement. We went to the Bintumani Hotel, a five star hotel, on Thursday nights and watched them perform live. Who could miss it? There again one will find diplomats and every form of persons who could afford to drive or get to the beach and the hotel to pay to see these charismatic Comedians worm the hearts of their fellow countrymen. They gave a lot to Sierra Leone. Sadly, one of the key actors, according to the Sierra Express Media’s article: “Author: SEM Contributor
    Godfrey Manley-Spain (in photo), fondly known among Sierra Leoneans as ‘Lord Bongo Johnson,’ was found dead through strangulation in his Mesquite home in the early hours of Monday, 19th July, 2010, a few hours after fatally killing his spouse, Claudio, with whom he had shared the home for over 15 years. Together, they have two adorable children, Godfrey and Elizabeth (Baby Love).”
    They continue to say that “The Fatal Death of Lord Bongo Johnson and Spouse” dated July 21, 2010, it is stated: Although Claudia’s reason for wanting to break the relationship with Bongo Johnson was as a result of a never-ending disagreement at home (which sometimes led to domestic violence abuse), yet other sources strongly maintain that unfaithfulness and jealousy was at the center of this sad end. The story unfolds this way:
    Claudia, the deceased, had helped a gentleman (name withheld) to migrate into the United States only for her to be sidelined in favor of another lady that she had rivaled with way back in Freetown. As it is always the pathetic case of Sierra Leonean marriages in the United States, the said gentleman has separated with his wife and is believed to be currently going through a divorce proceeding. Somehow, somewhere the ‘old fire wood’ relationship reignited. There was reconciliation between the said gentleman and the deceased lady, Claudia, which many believed would have taken them to the altar.”
    May their souls rest in perfect peace and may we find in our hearts that each human being is unique nonetheless, we are human beings, which should help us, as human beings to desist from flaming the fire each time other human beings have problems. It is only civil to find ways we can help them through their plight or stay away from satisfying sadism. We are not Satan worshipers are we? But why are we on his side each time it involves a Sierra Leonean?
    Sierra Leoneans, had we been an organized community as we claim we are, I can see no reason why Lord Bongo would be without a job because he already had a profession before he even left Sierra Leone. He was a Comedian. By American standards or even Sierra Leone, a man of his talent should always have a job. Imagine how much he could have been making a year, hundred thousand to millions of dollars each year? Imagine how many of us reside in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area alone; thousands? Wherever, Bongo had performed could have been a crowd of Sierra Leoneans poring to see him or them. He lost his job, lived in a depressing situation that most Sierra Leoneans probably knew about. But probably, they were laughing at him and calling him crazy and lazy, irrespective of the sad situation he was going through, and were probably flaming fire to the situation. Oh I know. I heard Sierra Leoneans and saw them in action. I am still seeing it today. Who knows, there were those who were telling his wife, late, I should sadly say, to kick him out rather than find ways they could use his talents for the benefit of Sierra Leoneans residing abroad and their family. He could have been travelling to Europe and Canada and even Sierra Leone because Sierra Leoneans would have loved to see him.
    Many people with his talents are majority of the time, if not all the time employed. Charity begins at home. Is this not what we belief in?
    Read this according to forbes magazine, “Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses Dorothy Pomerantz, 08.03.10, 06:00 AM EDT
    Despite everything that’s gone wrong personally for Sandra Bullock, financially she’s been on fire.
    last year Sandra Bullock bucked the trend in a big way. First her romantic comedy The Proposal grossed $320 million on an estimated budget of $40 million. That would be impressive enough, but then The Blind Side hit theaters five months later. Based on a true story about a white family that took in an African-American football prodigy, the film earned an amazing $310 million at the box office on an estimated budget of only $30 million.”
    There are America Comedians like her, people such as Adam Sandler, Martin Lawrence, Fried Sanford, Jenifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Dave Leatherman, Jay Leno to name a few, who made millions or are making millions of dollars each year because of this gift or training they received from colleges. A talent that Lord Bongo had and is well known for since Sierra Leone. But sadly, he died with this talent. Who is gaining from his death, only the wicked ones who would want to step on his tomb.
    We had one story told about the situation the family was going through but how that turn-out to be a drug problem is unclear. I wonder if the drug problem is what is stated in the Corona’s report. I would doubt if we even asked.
    To this date, probably, Sierra Leoneans still pay a thousand and more dollars to rent dance halls for parties and other organizational meetings. The population of Sierra Leoneans in the states is above two hundred thousand and close to five hundred thousands. Most have been in the States for over sixty years and we still have Comedians we know very well, go out of job and have women problem. If these talents do not come-up with ideas don’t you want to make money by helping them realize that their talents can be helpful to our nationals and such tallents?
    What is in the dark must come to light I guess.
    Do our communities respect others’ talents and believes that people should survive because of these talents. But are we hesitant to state that in Lord Bongo’s case by telling the world why he couldn’t use his talents to support him though we respected his abilities since back home? Where the mass majority not the same that use to laugh at his jokes or has our ability to laugh changed. Oh, I guess in America it is foolishness to be a Comedian according to most of us.
    The few talents we embrace probably did not have the responsibilities associated with being in America, giving them a reason for a good start. Lord Bongo did not have the support he needed to realize his dreams because he could be branded as one who wishes to depend on others. That is really sad an assessment of his situation contrary to the reason given by other news papers for his death. If they do not come from families that have the business acumen, they are finished even if they have the greatest opportunities and what is required for them to realize these opportunities is a help or assistance that should come from Sierra Leoneans they are doomed.
    Who in his right mind would come to the United States of America and do not want to work? God gave Lord Bongo a job, he was a well known and loved Comedian was he not?. Do not inter-rogit me.
    We are still folded in the believe-system that all should work 9-5 and those with talents who also do the 9-5 thing should not benefit from any other way but through the one way, the 9-5, 5- 12 O’clock thing. How can we encourage creativity and discourage the power-hungry drive towards politics as the main source of survival. I am always appalled at the sadistic competition which has created the sadness that forces most to hold-in their anger and frustration because it is brutal when a Sierra Leonean’s image tarnished or his manhood is dragged to the ground only to be told by another Sierra Leonean he he is abused because he or she is on drugs even when the entire world see his day-to-day activities including the FBI, CIA and Police.
    Yes, it might be cowardice to commit suicide from an unscientific and inconsiderate “schools of thought” but it is more disgraceful to allow one countryman to be promised and brutalize with such gallant countryman at the apex of the brutality perpetration line with none knowing a single good thing to say about such a compatriot.
    Why are we always the first to take the rocks against our compatriots, beats me.
    Lord Bongo and Ms. Claudia may your souls rest in peace.. Is it time we turn a new leaf, I thought that is what was sung in the peace rally?
    I do not intend to alter any of the following to give the other side of the story, opposed to drug being a major factor for suicide or cowardice being the causative factor or rationalization for suicide.
    “Written by Valerie Jupe

    Nov 30, 2008 A + A – RESET

    What causes suicide, people to take their own lives? Is it a person’s self-view, self-concept? Do they suffer from bouts of depression. Find out.
    Suicide is often dismissed as if it were a simple subject. In reality, however, the idea of suicide is very complex and needs first to be defined before it can be analyzed or, most importantly, understood. For the purposes of this paper, the discussion of suicide will not deal with euthanasia or the terminally ill. The act of suicide will be evaluated regarding physically healthy, mentally competent individuals. The question, then, is why such seemingly “normal” people would choose to take their own lives. Unfortunately, the answer is not an easy one. There are many different views concerning the causes of suicide, most of which center around the sciences of sociology, psychology, and biochemistry. To obtain a clear concept of the ideas expressed in this essay, it is necessary to first understand the intentions or specifics of each science.
    Sociology is the scientific study of the development and structure of society and social relationships. Psychology is also a study of social sciences, but it deals more with the mind and behavior as they relate to the individual. Biochemistry differs greatly from the other two sciences as it is a type of chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and reactions occurring within a living organism. At first the sciences of sociology, psychology, and biochemistry may seem almost completely unrelated, but, when considering the subjectivity and complexity of human nature and individual reality, any attempt at a logical explanation of suicide would be lacking if it did not mark the interrelatedness of all three sciences which, only when viewed together, enable a comprehensive, educated look at humanity. To attempt any understanding of the individual or of society, it is first necessary to try and view reality as being subjective to an individual’s consciousness

    Everything viewed, experienced, rationalized, thought, read, believed, discounted, and debased, as well as all the people met and subsequently loved or hated since childhood, affects people individually. In respect to such unique occurrences, reality is not a general or universal thing and no two people share the exact same reality. Everything, similarly, is inputted through the five senses, which are, themselves, subjective, creating a highly complex, almost ambiguous meaning of “reality,” even for the individual who is experiencing it. A person’s self-view, as well as their perceptions of how others view them, has a key role in determining the relevancy or importance of the world and life in general.
    One’s self-concept and world-view are psychological and social factors, but biochemical factors should not be overlooked. People can hold negative views on certain things, but the optimistic or salvageable aspects of life may be enough to avoid depression, and subsequently suicide, if the person’s overall emotional temperament or outlook is one of optimism and/or complaisance. People prone to passionate bouts of depression or violence may be more inclined to take their own lives. This is relevant to biochemistry when one acknowledges the growing theories that relate emotions to chemical reactions within the brain. If emotions are alterable chemical states, then depression may be clinically comparable to any other sickness which, with the right medication, can be treated or cured. Every factor is relevant when considering the importance and value of human life, and a synthesis of the three sciences and their theories is perhaps the best way to approach a query on the causation of suicide. Unfortunately, there seems to be such an incredible stigma surrounding the idea of death in general, and suicide in particular, that the general public is not well informed concerning the issue. Even more unfortunate than the reluctance to discuss suicide is how prominent self-destruction actually is in society today.”
    Lord Bongo and Ms. Claudia may God grant us who will join you one day the wisdom to start doing a thorough research on issues in Sierra Leone so that we stop the habit of rumor mongering, that have led many Sierra Leoneans to be deported or frustrated because we either do not have time or hate to find the truth because it can make us unhappy.
    We can gain more, avert many tragedies and promote our fellow man and us if we only take our time to know what we want and how others and us can get to the mountain top if we dare to encourage them and realize how different Sierra Leone is from America, where one hardly sees people one grew-up with, as many would claim they are busy. You, Lord Bongo are not alone the hate was about you and your beautiful wife but none of you listened or where overpowered by the rumors and desires to see you two miserable. I know it too well.
    In which case, I pray that God would go into the heart of a God-fearing individual to tell your true story.
    May God’s Mercy forgive you for taking a life or lives, and may we learn lessons from your sad mistake to prevent other Sierra Leoneans from going through your ordeal, and use this experience to promote each other though some are not opportune or talented in other fields, that they may not see such setbacks to stand in their compatriots ways of success because other communities have profited from not standing in their compatriots ways but boosting them towards a goal or dream.
    Human suffering is no joke. I would hope we learn this in another way because if suicide is not a Sierra Leonean way of life and has starting taking place, our duty is to study the situation, know the signs and find preventative methods instead of calling names and convoluting stories about a sad situation or use such a sad situation to get other Sierra Leoneans down.
    May your souls rest in perfect peace.

  4. I saw Pa Bangura performing this past weekend and damn these folks are talents. Wonder why they should not be millionaires.

    Well doing business in our community is pretty tough. That too may have added to Pa Bongo’s frustration.

    I will be posting Pa Bangura’s performance on my FB page by next week. My page is located here:

  5. Dr. Hindowa A. Ehlojahun PhD.,RN August 11, 2010

    Bambay, you said it all. Iam sure that some of his so-called friends knew about late Bongo’s problems and did nothing. Remember Sierra Leoneans dont love their brethern.We enjoy seen our brother down so we can laugh.

  6. sulaiman sapateh August 12, 2010

    you have said it all, that’s so very true about Sierra Leoneans, they rejoice and make fun out of their brethren sorrow. This is the happiest moment for most of them when another brethren is in disaster. We need to turn away from these ways or else we will continue to stay at the bottom in the world in terms of development.Sierra Leoneans change your dirty ways for the prosperity of our beloved nation.

  7. JOE-KENEI-SAKPA ROGERS August 14, 2010

    With malice towards none,life is a precious gift from God that must be cherished at all times.Faith counters depressions or dejections.Misfortunes are temporal for people who are willing to make better meanings out of unfortunate situations.When one door shuts,with faith,many others spring wide open.One has to be stronger than strong to survive the cruel gossip,hypocrisy and pull-him-down syndrome in our communities.Life is always greener on the other side.Thanks.

  8. morlai turay August 14, 2010

    Thx Mr. bambay you said it all. may their souls rest in perfect peace.

  9. Bambay Lans Kamara August 15, 2010

    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your kind words. Thank you for engaging in the role, a role we all have to play to change Sierra Leone for the better.
    The question we must ask ourselves is what do we do in this sad trend of attitude towards our kind and how does rejoicing and making fun out of our brethren sorrow and the happiest moment for most of us being when another brethren is in disaster impact or has impacted our nation; it slows the progress that is to be made should it continue uncheked. There is something we can do; and what is that, we can reverse the psychology from negativism to positivism and progressive thinking to reverse the unprogressive mindset of enjoying from our kind’s suffering.
    This is what you have started or are continuing by this patriotic responses or have joined others in making efforts to change the sad and reckless mindset of some of our people who enjoy from their compatriots’ sufferings. When we notice this kind of negative vibes, we step-in and talk positive things. When we see efforts to step on others tallents we step-in to make heir talents useful. When those who are acustomed to enjoying from sad situations or gosip mongering continue to hear positive messages, see positive attitude towards the progress of those they clamour to see down, they will be forced to tune-in or become deciples of good news for Sierra Leone.
    This is what Bongo could have achieved: through performances, his group could have been dramatising the negative things that go on in our communities and show the effect these have on people and could have portrayed the good and progressive things other Sierra Leoneans in our community are embarked upon and the impact such activities have on our community and nation through which people will definately choose the side of progressive thinking.
    What I cannot understand is, what would seeing a fellow man suffer benefit any individual and our nation vs seeing them do well, which could help him send at least two hundred dollars a month to family members in Sierra Leone? If anything, each dollar sent to Sierra Leone is an addition to our foreign exchange, it helps kids go to school, help our mothers farm or trade, help people go to hospitals and many positive outcomes will result from each contribution each Sierra Leonean makes. The Mexicans send about 27 billion dollars a year to their country through remitances, the Ghanians also send huge amount of money, which is a major factor in Ghana’s recognition as an example in the Melinium Development Chanllenge. Most Sierra Leoneans are doing the same but we must rid of the negative mindset and expose the areas they learn from. This was my reason for requesting to Rev. Kabs-Kanu long time ago to publish this forum, well the one before this, in print to allow Sierra Leoneans to learn. All this is way we can help our nation. But if, as Lord Bongo is dead, what good is that to any sane person?
    Unfortunately, instead of serving our community and nation and bringing us together he served the purpose that many have seen as the thrill of their lives, seeing the mysery of their fellow Sierra Leonean. He died and so is his loved one. Where does that live the children and loves ones?
    We must reverse this trend as it is not healthy for our community, not good for our economy nor does it set a good example for the generation to follow. It has to be stopped.
    Once again, thank you for your kind words and for the effort to push Sierra Leone forward because you could have cared less but seeing that this attitude is becoming a cancerworm that will distroy the potentials of our nation and her people, you stepped-in, thank you.

  10. morlai turay August 15, 2010


  11. Brethren, see if you can see a connection between what goes on in our community and what is being done on these videos.
    “Jose Sucuzhanay was walking home from a party in Brooklyn, N.Y., last December when two strangers attacked him with an aluminum bat. “They were about to get home, like maybe 50 feet from the home,” Jose’s brother Diego Sucuzhanay said. “Two guys jumped out of the SUV and Jose was attacked and hit his head. … He was knocked out. And … they kept hitting [Jose] with a baseball bat.”

  12. Thank you Mr. Morlai Turay for being a patriotic Sierra Leonean who wants to help Sierra Leone change for the better; thank you. I will be able to talk to you today, tomorrow I might not but let your and my words remain in the books.

  13. Garrett August 16, 2010

    Bambay, please stop glorifying Bongo. Bongo did not epitomize the characters he has been acting as namely, contentment, pride,hard-working,civilised and patient. What would the neighbours think after googling SL and learned about the rebel war?. What would the kids friends think of them at school?. Friendship could be lost, leading to anger and depression. Bongo had two women excluding the one he killed. Why did he not moved all along?. What is the justification of taking her life and end up in such a disgraceful way to his cildren, family, friends and SL. If you have a daughter would you want Bongo’s son to marry her?. Bongo’s has reap what he sows. I have no sympathy for him. Let him rot in HELL.

  14. Bambay Lans Kamara August 18, 2010

    Garrett, thanks for your comments. You asked, “What is the justification of taking her life and end up in such a disgraceful way to his cildren, family, friends and SL.”

    Honestly, I do not have any thorough answers to your question because I do not have a truthful report on what actually transpired, and to make matters worst, have been given conflicting reports, most of which, I might be right to classify as convoluted reports, rush to judgment or both. This is the reason we are responding to or discussing this article.

    In addition, let me say that Sierra Leoneans’ involvement in violence and deaths is becoming a trend in the U.S. One case in point is a Sierra Leonean professor in a community college in the U.S. who is currently serving time behind bars, accused of allegedly killing his wife. Therefore, there is need to stop this sad trend.

    We do not have facts about the Lord Bongo case but we have facts that some Sierra Leoneans portray or perpetrate malevolent attitudes towards other Sierra Leoneans that have caused unforeseen circumstances for the latter. This particular adopted custom is what we are basing our arguments on.
    As I would not say whether Lord Bongo’s action is justifiable or not since I do not know what actually happened yet, I would take this opportunity to remind you that the disgraceful thing to Sierra Leone are occurrences of unfortunate incidences of this nature and many like it, for example, a Sierra Leonean, Mr. Dominic Bangura , who was found dead by the New Jersey Police at his home in Hoboken Township that is said to have lived alone and did not have a wife or family in the U.S., when we have thousands of Sierra Leoneans in New Jersey alone, partying here and there, but their compatriot and probably many like him are hesitant to join this population because it might bring them more problems than if they abstain, is troublesome.
    Sierra Leoneans who are brutalized and not given a fair playing field to prove that they can amount to something, and having Sierra Leoneans join other nationals to see such Sierra Leoneans down and possibly frustrated is heartrending.
    We have in our communities we have educated Sierra Leonean some of whom are Lawyers and Doctors, Lecturers and Statesmen who should do explanation to those who are ill-informed about issues, especially in America. I am not sure how far that is done because some are still confused about many issues and have frustrated their compatriots because of these misunderstanding.
    Coming from Sierra Leone we should see no difference between our constitutional proceedings from that of the U.S., where, Amendment 6 – states that “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”
    Also, the 8th. Amendment clearly states that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
    A Sierra Leonean, that is I, has been mistreated, for fourteen years and more, in contravention to the said portions of the U.S. Constitution but was never brought to court nor changed with any offense in relation to the reason he is being punished and such punishment is not done by Law enforcement agencies nor authorized by lawful institutions and proceedings in the view of Sierra Leoneans of all works of life.
    One has to be a fool, coming from Sierra Leone, to believe that a government can give any Tom-Dick-and Harry the responsibility to punish another individual within a country, for whatever reason, without following the legal proceedings. But I have suffered tremendously without due process and from the hands of the wrong people but all those who know the wrongfulness of the punishment without due process kept quiet and looked the other way or fabricated lies to intensify these unlawful acts and stop my potentials to fend for myself in a fair playing field as required by law. To make matters worst, Sierra Leoneans have joined-in in making my life unsafe and unbearable. The sorrowful accusations or excuses I have heard for these acts are that I am unserious or poor but no fair playing field is created so to allow me to prove these accusations or excuses right or wrong and no Sierra Leonean has stepped-in to stop such acts against their kind. What about my degree from Sierra Leone, what about the classes I took while in the U.S. and the jobs I was engaged in to make ends meet?. What about my criminal background that I posted or even mailed or e-mailed to some of you? Did those efforts account for anything or whose business is it in fact, if I am serious or not? What did people consider serious, reaching Bill Gates standards, going to Space, work as laborer because of one’s ability and chances; what? What about my credit report, are these not signs of efforts or are we all to become Doctors and Millionaires over night, at the same time, regardless of what opportunities avail or does not avail one?
    Such Sierra Leonean inaction to avert problems before they occur and the unequivocal insatiable appetite for most of them to see their countryman down is the disgrace to Sierra Leone and our image abroad. In which case, I must thank you that we have come to the acknowledgement that whatever a national or community does can affect the image of his or their community, family and nation but the ten million question is, where do we go from here?

    None of us who made contributions to the effect are in any way glorifying Lord Bongo. If you can go back and re-read what Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, Mr. Morlai Turay, Dr. Hindowa A. Ehlojahun and I wrote, you would reason that we are emphasizing ( emphasising) a none-judgmental approach to the issue. We are seeking a careful and honest research on it, advising that we look at other issues such as interviewing his daughter to ask if he, Lord Bongo, was on antidepressant and how long he was on it, to stop casting blames and seek ways to help the kids and turn away from the attitude of Sierra Leoneans rejoicing and making fun out of their brethren’s sorrow and also to turn away from making it a happiest moment when a brethren is in disaster, to recognizing and protecting problems before they occur.
    Our responses, or most of them, are to shed light on our understanding of the incident to allow us to take a new or better approach in contrast to what is alluded to in the article, that Lord Bongo took his life because he was hopeless, was not only depressed, but was also involved in a clandestine behavior probably for a purpose. Where it is stated that he went without employment for many years, and probably, at or before this time, he had been influenced by drugs (marijuana). That “The sources ascertained unequivocally, mark the word, unequivocally, meaning, (1) not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation: an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof. (2) certain, direct, obvious, unmistakable” which means that they, the writers and their sources have unambiguously found out for fact that Lord Bongo “was turning to marijuana for help most of the time that is a probable cause for his action.” Continuing to state that “other sources that contradicted early reports spelt out how Bongo was violent and destructive at home. That they continue to unearth from reliable sources widespread reports of Bongo Johnson’s penchant for destruction and violence. “

    When you continue to read, you will find out that this story is far removed, in many divergent ways, from the stories reported by other sources that, “Although Claudia’s reason for wanting to break the relationship with Bongo Johnson was as a result of a never-ending disagreement at home (which sometimes led to domestic violence abuse), yet other sources strongly maintain that unfaithfulness and jealousy was at the center of this sad end. The story unfolds this way:
    Claudia, the deceased, had helped a gentleman (name withheld) to migrate into the United States only for her to be sidelined in favor of another lady that she had rivaled with way back in Freetown. As it is always the pathetic case of Sierra Leonean marriages in the United States, the said gentleman has separated with his wife and is believed to be currently going through a divorce proceeding. Somehow, somewhere the ‘old fire wood’ relationship reignited. There was reconciliation between the said gentleman and the deceased lady, Claudia, which many believed would have taken them to the altar.”

    Noting two different stories giving by two different groups of Sierra Leoneans, leads to enhance our belief of the problem that exists in our communities, a problem that we are pleading to our readers to be mindful of and change. That is not necessarily a glorification of Lord Bongo but a reminder of the gravity of the problem and the need for change.

    We noted that this imprint of jealousy, hatred and malevolent attitude towards our countrymen has grown like wild fire, and that such trends need to be reversed if we are to avoid these sad incidences and build a national cohesion to join in rebuilding our nation.

    Our major concern to that effect, is not glorification of Lord Bongo as you understood it, nor is it intended to demean anyone, rather, a concern for the said problems in our community, a trouble that has sadly impacted the lives of many Sierra Leoneans, which has resulted in the deportation of many of them, caused many their jobs, interrupted many sessions because some Sierra Leoneans called what they referred to as “SOKOS” in a verge to intimidate their compatriots who were not fully legal, some of whom, over the many years, have been deported to Sierra Leone, and most sadly, in this case, has resulted in the deaths of two beautiful Sierra Leoneans, Lord Bongo and his partner, Ms. Claudia, who were, in their own little way, relics or epitome of our cultural transformation through their professional artistry and good will.

    Apparently, no one would be proud of Lord Bongo’s action nor are we who have given our voices here are proud of the Sierra Leoneans’ attitudes that might have lead to the commotion that brought about the deaths. We do not have concrete evidence, which is why we are not justifying it nor are we condemning Lord Bongo but believe that the action is unfortunate. But we know of incidences, where Sierra Leoneans have come between partners or even families and brought bad blood between them, causing separations and or fights. We have evidences, and I can serve as an example, as is Mr. Bangura and many who were deported or separated from their families and relations.
    Therefore, we see need for such fire billowing to stop because it benefits no one and destroys our nation’s potentials and good name.

    We are mindful that it will never stop if Sierra Leoneans who are oppose to such attitudes and know that it has adverse effect on any community to raise their voices, take stands and say no it is destroying our community and our country, we must stop it.

    Moreover, if any foreign national or another Sierra Leonean who understands America or the Diaspora is to hear, read or google to research with a desire to learn about Sierra Leone or wishes to invest in Sierra Leone, only to see that we are not truthful, we do not like each other and instead of giving our brothers fish we give them snakes, we are heavily involved in duplicity, we continue to smear each other after we had engaged in a war that was named as one of the most brutal in the world, and after a Sierra Leonean died in loneliness in a country that has a population of about five hundred thousand of his countrymen, a loneliness broadcasted on a news paper that is said to be widely read, that even the President of his country reads, what would they think; what impression such attitudes and negligence tells of a people that just came from a brutal war, that the war is over? Do you think they would have positive outlook on Sierra Leone or be encouraged to invest there? They will be very hesitant because the first thing an investor looks for in any community they wish to invest in is whether there is peace and harmony, whether there is need and potentials for growth and weather there are no potential for a breakdown in the system that might lead to violence or bitterness among the inhabitants or potential employees, if you will, that might interrupt continuity in business or cause damage to it’s infrastructure or both because for any war, riots or fights to take place there are markers or blueprints identifiable as potential combustible glitches that are possible conduits for confusion or instability that is sure to affect productivity in business.

    So you see Garret, we are not only reminding all Sierra Leoneans of the dangers that do exist in the before mentioned attitudes towards our nationals, which have been fatal but we are also using this as a platform for sensitization and positive goal orientation that
    can yield profitable results for Sierra Leone should we change these ways and extend our hands and minds to our fellowmen.

    Finally, let me say, unequivocally, that I would stand behind whomever my daughters choose to love that loves them back. I cannot punish Lord Bongo’s children for what their dad did but would find ways to help them through counseling if I have the upper hand to do so.

    By and large Garrett, it is fair to say that your belief and desire to keep the image of Sierra Leone to higher heights should serve you in joining us reform this attitude of Sierra Leoneans against one another so as to avert a repetition of fatal consequences.

    It is apparent therefore, that our intent is not to glorify Lord Bongo but is in the best interest of Sierra Leone, the reformation of the attitude of her citizens in the Diaspora and at home that will assure a positive attitude of Sierra Leoneans, how this can be accomplished and in corroboration with President Earnest Koroma’s call for attitudinal change to better Sierra Leone.
    Once more, thank you for your comment and I besiege you to join in helping the education for attitudinal change to stop this madness so as to take Sierra Leone’s image sky high.
    May God bless us all.

  15. Garrett August 18, 2010

    Bambay, Thanks for your honest opinion of not knowing what transpired. I do. and unfortunately, I would not divulge anything here. You cannot pigeon-hole your fellow sierra leoneans because we do not help one another as we should. Many of us have had ungrateful experiences with our brothers and sisters.
    One thing I can say, I wish Bongo ROT in HELL.

  16. Bambay Lans Kamara August 18, 2010

    Garrett, thank you for the response. I am sorry for the loss; may God grant all involved peace.
    « La connaissance est un processus d’accumuler des faits ; la sagesse reste dans leur simplification ». Confucious
    One thing I have to say is that we cannot keep quiet on confusing matters of this nature. You give your version and the readers will decide. Every reader would be gratified to hear your story so as to give justice to these readers.
    The Rev. Mar Tin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The injustice of the deaths and the injustice of not knowing the truth is injustice to any reader here and anywhere the story is told but facts about it unknown.
    One thing most people do not understand about justice and injustice is that, denying people a true story of an incidence to the people is in justice to the people. When somebody is treated unjustly, the onlookers who feel and know in their hearts that such treatment is wrong is themselves punched with a blow of injustice but justice is served to them when they know the true story. There are a lot of people who want to know what happened to have peace with themselves. You will be doing the said people injustice if you do not tell what you know.
    If all who knew of the problems before the suicide-murder occurred had spoken, intervention mechanisms could have been put in place.
    Please speak out to teach others who might be tempted to do the same learn from the story.
    Once again, thank you for your time and response.
    May all of us have the peace we need and May their souls rest in peace.

  17. Garrett August 18, 2010

    Bambay, I cannot. I am sorry. I would have posted the police report for all to see because of the nature of my job I can’t. Bongo has not had a job for about 12-15 years. He was living with claudia for free. He would constantly beat her and called the aunt in virgina crying for claudia not to leave him. When she left for freetown in february, the house was empty upon her return. Everything had been pledged for drugs-crack cocaine after being left with $4k for the month. One thing I can say is upstairs of the home was a battle ground with glass and blood all over. It is unsightly. She was close to the door to make an escape but was unsuccesful that it is why she was found at the foyer of the home. Bongo mutilated her body went upstairs to hang himself with his pants thats why there were faeces, urine upstairs. Fire engine came to bring his corpse down from suspension. He cut the telepohne wire from outside of the home. The green car his better half mentioned in sierra express was immobile because he had cut all wires on it and the new toyota which is still in the shop to be fixed. Claudia was taking cab to and from work for about 3-5days.I will stop thus far. Bongo will rot in HELL.
    Some people knew of his drug problem talk to him about it and later on avoided them. You can lead a horse to a stream but you cannot force him to drink. Please do not fell sorry for him.

  18. Bambay Lans Kamara August 18, 2010

    Garrett, thanks for your story. We are all aware that when people are murdered it mostly, if not all the time, gets bloody and messy. I think that is common sense but we want to know about what happened before the incidence got haywire.
    It is obvious that to take life is not an easy decision to make particularly, if it involves one’s own life. Several factors might have contributed to coming to such conclusion. If no one can tell us the true story and I am not opportune to dig-up this and many stories or use the knowledge I have to make this transformation, I will only join the rest and pray to God for the change He shall make us come to grips with, where He will make himself known to all of us whom, by believing in the truth, believe in him and will continue to do so through which we can see eternity. For Jesus said in JOHN 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
    Drugs addiction is believed by many Psychologists and Psychiatrists to be disease therefore, one can take that horse to the stream but if such a horse has drug addiction, that horse would rather smoke than drink. But if his life was tormented by the evil that has ravaged the human existence that would do everything to see another down, without intervention, such a person would not even wish to be taken to that stream. Let us say the truth about what happened, only which would help save other lives and other unnecessary sufferings because I tell you, the devil has gained converts who are determined to see his work through.
    I am not the Christian that you might think I am. I just believe that if I believe in the truth, eternity is mine and that telling tales about another man is not what makes me great but when I stand for what is truthful and reasonable. My care is not this worldly glorifications which most times are unreal. My joy is in the future.
    Therefore, what interests me the most is how any woman would stick to a man who does not want to work or progress in any way but live on drugs for 12-15 years and still stay with him while she is being beaten, if something good about that man is not holding you back or if you are not participating in the things he is involved in?
    Were they selling drugs because he had to be contributing something; anything and what could that be? Either that or we are not getting the true storry.
    Now he is dead and from our culture, I can’t see how we can get the true story. Gush I would want to shed light on the truth.
    I can understand your anger. However, many readers and I are curious to know whether you are related to Ms. Claudia and if so, how often were you in contact with the family; what did you know was going on in the house that was cause for the violence including the lack of work and marijuana and cocaine? What role did you play in separating them or bringing them back together and what role were you playing to advice Ms. Claudia to seek legal protection years, months and weeks before the fatal incident?

  19. Bambay Lans Kamara August 18, 2010

    The sad end of Lord Bongo and the lessons to learn

    Author: SEM Contributor

    Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad are deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the deaths of Lord Bongo and his partner. Even more shocking is the manner in which the lives of the couple ended.

  20. Garrett August 18, 2010

    Bambay, your guess is good as mine as to why she stayed so long with him?. I guess she was just sympathetic to a fault. Her idea was she is not going to be responsible for his deportation because he never had his immigration paper work straightened. She was a “softie”,”cole fufu” Bongo was a cold man.
    I am not related to either one of them. Bongo split his time between texas and tennesse.
    You will never get a true story because bong friends were Akata. His sierra leonean friends did not know that much about his troubles with Claudia. and Claudia is reserved as well. Truth or no truth there is no justification for taking her life. He could have worked but he chose to kill because she is going to finally marry another man once Bongo moved out.

  21. Bambay Lans Kamara August 19, 2010

    Sam once again, thank you for your response, in which you stated, “Bambay, your guess is good as mine as to why she stayed so long with him?.”
    In the first place, I want you to know that I, as one whose constitutional rights are kidnapped from him, should never support illegal ways of taking other people’s rights, regardless of who they are, and sure is against the use of unnecessary violence, domestic or otherwise, against any human being, which includes people who are convicted and punished for crimes they did not commit. Therefore, it is best to be careful of rushing to judgment.

    Evidently, from your statement above, it is clear that you and I are handicapped by our lack of knowledge and evidence of what transpired or might have caused the incident therefore, must restrain from coming to any conclusion by blaming one person or the other, especially when we are merely guessing.

    This whole thing has been about guesses. How did the reporter’s latest sources that stated that Lord Bongo was depressed know he was depressed; were they Psychiatrists who were reporting from their diagnostic records or mere observers that used the general rule and or assumption?
    Even in law courts in most or all democracies, the law demands that facts be presented and to be proven beyond all reasonable doubts to understanding what transpired, in order to apply a verdict that is justifiable. But here we do not know much about the circumstances. We are merely basing our views, as in your argument in particular, on general rules alone, which can be vague because many issues could be responsible for his or their acts, which can range from fear or panic, self defense, excessive control, shame, guilt, consent, uncertainty, the influence of drugs and alcohol, abusive tendencies, disease such as schizophrenia, psychopathic issues or many other reasons. For instant, did he meet her with the said man in the house and a threat occurred that forced him to react out of control?
    We are only guessing, which is not a rational way to serve justice to any of the deceased and our readers. Did somebody kill her and hung Lord Bongo, knowing that they had disagreement it will be blamed on him. Did they owe any one? Until we know exactly what happened, we shall never be justified to play the blame game.
    As generally believed, and as you have used in your defense for condemning Lord Bongo, by inviting the general rule, in which you stated: “Truth or no truth there is no justification for taking her life,” which a majority who barely look for reasons would believe yet, scientifically and legally, reasons explain actions better than the general rule and evidence supports a clear understanding of the reasoning, which I am pleading we employ or try to employing to address this sad trend that is eating deep into our community, Sierra Leonean malevolence against other Sierra Leoneans.
    In law interpretation, I was able to glean the following”
    “Can general rules solve particular questions? What is the role of logic in the application of legal rules? Are application and justification discourses separate processes or a combined practice? Those are the issues taken up by Part III, which addresses vagueness and defeasibility of legal rules. Traditional view holds that rules are applied to cases in a deductive manner; Carlos Alchourron questions that ideal model. He argues that because of the vagueness of the natural language used in presenting rules, and because of the defeasibility of rules, that model ideal is both impossible and undesirable. Robert Alexy considers the basic difference between application and justification. His view is that any discourse of application necessarily includes a discourse of justification upon which its results depends. Klaus Günther, however, sees quite opposite. He believes that a norm is justified insofar as it can be shown to be in the interest of all those who are affected. But from the fact that a norm is justified it does not follow that it has to be applied to all cases, because sometimes circumstances may have changed. Zenon Bankowski sees the conflict between generality and particularity, formalism and rule-skepticism, in a higher moral ground. He transforms the discussion of rule-governed decision-making into a discussion of the conflicts between the logic of law and the logic of love. For him, love transforms the systemic world of law into legality, where law and love do not destroy one another.” (
    We may reason-out that even his Akata friends were never asked but the Sierra Leoneans friends whom according to you did not know that much about his troubles with Claudia. Such omission is a complete brutality against justice. But again, this contradicts the story further more and exposes your presumed lack of knowledge about what was going on before and during the death. A report stated that they usual went to a Sierra Leone lady, where Ms. Claudia went crying that Lord Bongo wanted to kill her who convinced them to stop the fight and return home. Did you know of that incidence?
    Again, it has exposed the writer who did not even know that Lord Bongo was not legal, if in fact, this allegation is true, a status that might have been a hindrance to achieving his American Dream or helping the woman. See there are many issues that we can only get to the bottom of when we discuss because the writer made it seem that Lord Bongo did not want to work when you know that he did not have his credentials that should allow him to work. This lack of knowledge about the reality should restrain us from jumping the gun but wait and see. However, the issue we are certain about is the Sierra Leonean malevolence towards one another, which is a serious issue that some of us are talking about and desire to change.
    We should abstain from being judgmental because rationally, it is apparent that no attempt was made to dig for the truth as no attempt was made to enquire from the Akata friends you claim he was close to.
    To know whether their was any justification, which means, according to dictionary.con; “a reason, fact, circumstance, or explanation that justifies or defends,” we need to dig-up the facts, which at this point is scantily in existence or none at all. Therefore, it wise, as both are humans that we extend our sincere condolence to both and teach so that it never happens again and live it with God who knows the truth, since that is our traditional belief, to be the judge.
    Thank you for your troubles.

  22. Garrett August 19, 2010

    Bambay, call it what you know. My statement about “your guess is good as mine” indicates I WILL NOT REVEAL EVERYTHING. I owe you nothing. You are in the dark of what happened not me. you might as well hate the sierra leoneans in TX who never contributed to his burial fund and never went to his funeral.I know from fact Bongo killed claudia and becasue of that I wish GOD FOR HIM TO ROT IN HELL. My statement has nothing to do with being a sierra leonean or not. Those kids have been robbed of both motherly and fatherly love. There are many different nationals with no right doc’s who happens to get a job in the US. You cannot separate the sin from the sinner. He has multiple personalities(see sierra express of emails from his so called wives). He has AKATA friends he had brought to the house and even before then multiple times. You question of general rule and the law should be addressed to US chief justice Roberts not me. I did not jump to conclusion. my evidence as indicated in my earlier post was police report that i have seen and read. Again I am not surprised at you and your comments. You belived a reporter who said they went to some woman to help them solve thier problem. Why did she not advised him to leave or why cannot he be a man and leave?. I am glad I did not post the police report. Maybe you think I am a fool like the guy who felt sorry for you in california and you prove ungratefulness to him. Hence you beef pigeon-holing your fellow sierra leoneans. Everyone came here on their on not enmasse. some are succesful quicker than others. You invited me to go see you get your diploma in DC (UDC) I am happy for you to be on your own now. When you were in VA why did you not you kill?. We supported you through this medium to forge ahead. Bongo is a killer is a killer and I WISH HE ROT IN HELL for killing a woamn, a mother another sierra leonean. If I respond to you again I will be a fool.

  23. Bambay Lans Kamara August 19, 2010

    Sam to start with, let me thank you for your response. Let me emphasize once more, that I am saddened by the death of Ms. Claudia. However, as Lord Bongo is human, I am impelled to sympathize with him, knowing that his action emanates from irrational thinking. Nonetheless, as I am not God, I am not the one who condemns him as a sinner.

    Apparently, you do not owe me anything but you owe posterity an explanation. You have an ethical, moral and national obligation to change your community and the world for the better, by involving in changing wrongs to right and lending a sincere helping hand when it is needed, not to boost self esteem but to do it because that is the humanly rightful thing to do. That is what constitutes civilized coexistence and fraternity. It is evident that we all hope Lord Bongo hadn’t gone this route but that is too late. We must now learn lessons from it to prevent a reoccurrence.

    More so, I am aware that this is a volatile issue therefore, I want to refrain from inflaming the hurt, accepting or extending fights, personalizing the issue or even arguing about the rightness or wrongness of the matter particularly, at this time when the wounds are raw.

    If anything, as a Sierra Leonean, a Christian, one who is educated, a Law abiding individual, and a rational human, I am bound by humanity and morality to sympathize with my fellow Sierra Leoneans’ misgivings, especially in an unfortunate situation as the death-suicide of Lord Bongo and his partner. What he did was egregious for which I am sad. Does that mean I condone his action, no, but to sympathize with both of them is the rightful thing to do from a human perspective.

    This is why, my focus has been majorly on what has been established as fact, that Sierra Leoneans perpetrate malevolence against other Sierra Leoneans, which I fervently believe must change because it is bringing reproach to our nation’s image and destroying the fabric we once know of Sierra Leoneans, at home and abroad, pen ultimately, restricting our total harmonious coexistence, economic and progressive potentials.

    On a lighter note, I want you to believe that I am a Realist and or a Pragmatist who believes that the truth of an idea needed to be tested to prove its validity. I guess I should stop at that. The writing explains better.

    From a keen observation, I would like to believe that some of us, Sierra Leoneans, have a problem with the value of the mind. But it is worthy to note that the mind can only be enriched when it is filled with valuable information therefore, withholding information on subjects of significance is counter productive. Nonetheless, most of us do withhold information no matter how valuable they may be or what impact such withholding of information will impact individuals, communities and nations. This is a major problem for even the accurate functioning of our state and communities and also a deterrent to personal and collective growth and development. Japan was bombed but the change in Japan is remarkable because they believe in accuracy of mind, body and soul and in information.

    Drawing me to believing that I might understand why your occupation might have prevented you from divulging Police report, the perfect information that could have helped resolve the many doubts about this issue and taught better lessons. Whatever such a career is, I am confident it requires of you to be ethical and to be fair and balance. This is why, had I been in your shoes, I would have abstained from this discuss to respect your obligation. But if you can discuss the issue, I see no reason that should prevent you from giving the Police report or sending it to the media for publication to help the public, who are dying to know the truth, know what transpired, and to help those who wish to tune-out of the idea of engaging in relationships with Sierra Leoneans know the truth before they tune-out and those who are contemplating on doing wrong or killing, desist from it.
    My circumstance and mindset might be different from Lord Bongo’s but I am as human as he was. One can never tell what the human mind can do or not do. Let us prevent a recurrence. It is unbeneficial to everyone of us whether we like it happened or not.

    By and large, I am looking forward to having a beautiful woman, not a celebrity parse, but one I will cherish, whose life will be wonderful as I wish for all men to do, find their own, which is why I did not rush into the Janet Jackson issue until I have established the facts or die trying other ventures.
    Let us not take this personal but it is vital to know the truth therefore, it is essential you give peace a chance maybe, somebody will be willing to lay all the assumptions, guessing, presumptions and trick-stardom to rest.

    Have a nice day my brother and I hope you will be consoled. We are all hurt by the deaths therefore, we must use this time to morn not fight.
    I love you.