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Case over Threat to Kill APC Minister Starts Today
By Abdul Malik Bangura
Feb 13, 2017, 12:14
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A very close associate and personal aide of Rugiatu Neneh Turay, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s will today be arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Principal Magistrate Court No 1 to defend himself of charges that he planned to stab and kill the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Honourable Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and then going to her office to effect the threat. Credible sources inform that he will subsequently be soon going to defend additional charges of seditious libel, fighting with uniformed police officers, riotous conduct and insulting language. Credible information is that Law Enforcement officers are also on the lookout for other persons involved; including one Edmond Alim B. Fornah who is believed to have something to tell the investigators as well.

According to the particulars of offence, Ibrahim Kallon had on the night of Friday 27th January 2017, called Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and used all sort of abusive language against the minister including maternal invectives. Ibrahim Kallon, according to police sources, was arrested right at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs on the very Saturday he had promised to go and stab and kill Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden at her office. Police say he had no business there on that Saturday.

Ibrahim Kallon facing trial for threatening to murder APC Minister Blyden standing by the official jeep of the APC Deputy Minister in same Ministry during one of the numerous campaign tours of the deputy minister with her friend Ibrahim Kallon


Kallon is a close associate of the Deputy Minister Neneh Turay. Subsequent to arrest of her friend Kallon, Madam Turay went berserk and on Tuesday January 31st 2017, she issued out a foul attack on her boss to extent of even attacking the entire Government in which she was serving. She said the government was not applying justice properly. She said that her immediate boss, the Honourable Minister who was to have been stabbed and killed by Turay's friend, “has committed a lot of abuse of power and office more than any other Ministry in recent times of our country’s history.”


The Honourable Minister who is one of the most matured politicians in Sierra Leone today, has simply ignored her. However, many citizens tell this Presshouse that they have been astounded by uncouth, unprofessional and uncivilized acts of Rugiatu Neneh Turay.

Minister Blyden by her own official jeep with license number MSWGCA. The jeep by which her alleged planned murderer is shown standing is licensed DMSWGCA

Meanwhile, Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden will today appear in court. She might be taking the stand as Principal Witness one (1) to testify against her deputy’s personal aide and close associate whom, the prosecution court papers say want her murdered.


See below of this edition for a comprehensive perspective of this writer as to why Neneh Rugiatu Turay hates her boss Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.


Abdul Malik Bangura (aka Port Loko Pikin)


Accompanying this update is a 10 minutes clip from a recent radio programme. It starts with crude and uncouth attack by Rugiatu Neneh Turay on Mr. Daramy representing Office of the Government Spokesman. Many have been astounded by recent uncouth and uncivilized radio and media utterances of Rugiatu Neneh Turay who is the deputy minister under Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden. It is no secret that Turay was appointed in a bid to unify Lunsar that was facing a tough political saga for the ruling APC.


The latest rantings of Rugiatu Neneh Turay especially her ridiculous and unprofessional statement of today Tuesday January 31st 2017, indicates a highly frustrated woman who has totally failed to bring her boss down.


Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has shown very high levels of calmness, maturity, tolerance and civilized tenets in the face of her deputy’s extreme insubordination, rudeness, corrupt practices, crude disorderly behaviour and outright lies. Neneh Turay’s evil manipulations against a very hardworking, committed and honourable lady have failed.


Instead deputy Neneh Rugiatu Turay’s own very good friend IBRAHIM KALLON, is facing a legitimate court of Law to defend himself for series of full blown crimes committed. She used to enjoy Kallon molest her boss over NO good reason. Today, look who is the one now in Court. God nor day sleep.


The deputy minister has gone even more unhinged in her anti-government rants. The madness is growing.


There is a strong rumour that she has applied for a 3 weeks vacation starting February 4th 2017 and from which she might never return. It appears as if she is doing all of what she is doing to make the Government look very, very bad to her overseas international anti-FGM funding agencies and other donor partners. Neneh Rugiatu Turay has publicly gone against Government policies on FGM for times without number. She is now viciously attacking a Government that she is a part of, in order to justify her upcoming possible resignation.




The truth is Neneh wants to be Port Loko local government chairman in 2018 elections so she wants money to campaign.


Her two NGOs called AIM and FAHP were to have received easy money if the Honourable Minister Dr. Sylvia Blyden signs a document that would have granted some millions of dollars to flow through AIM and FAHP in the name of eliminating FGM Bondo initiation rites amongst adults.


The official position of the Ernest Koroma APC Government is to end Bondo initiation rites amongst children as well as forceful, involuntary initiations. This is why Sylvia Blyden has been very hardworking in protecting little girls from being initiated - all over this country! She has travelled all over the land cajoling Soweis to protect the girls and it has worked. Blyden has continued to respectfully woo senior members of the Bondo society so they can work with Government to protect the girls and respect the adult women’s rights to do what they want with their bodies.


So when a far-sighted & highly intelligent Dr. Sylvia Blyden refuses to sign the poorly written and little consulted FGM strategy document that will automatically give millions of dollars to FAHP and AIM; both of which were/are chaired by Neneh Turay, the shenanigans from her deputy minister started. That was in late May or early June of 2016. Since then, there is no evil that Neneh Turay has not executed in consonance with her likeminded ilk.


But Neneh Rugiatu has failed and is now frustrated - in utter disgrace. Cursing, abusing others on social media and radio like she did to Government PRO Mr. Daramy this month. She is highly frustrated as in my opinion, she is desperate for campaign cash.


Realizing the hardworking minister and patriotic asset like Hon. Blyden is just ignoring her and refusing to countenance her sabotage and crude efforts to pick a fight, this treacherous Neneh woman who is so desperate for the FGM cash, is now possibly set to resign and go back to NGO world collecting funds to ‘end’ FGM. Money is needed so as to fund her campaign for Chair of Port Loko council.


*Neneh needs money to campaign for next year 2018 elections as Port Loko council chairman*


If Neneh can’t get money as a deputy minister, she will go back to NGO world - but not without first unfairly condemning Government - that is the way these civil society NGOs work; they use such condemnations as a platform to raise funds.

Neneh Rugiatu Turay is one of the worst appointments of His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma who wanted to unify Lunsar and to appease Port Loko. Little did we Port Loko indigenes know what Neneh will turn out to be - a crude disgrace.


Please try to get a copy of that audio recorded from her rantings on radio. Listen live to the voice of frustration.


The Almighty will take control. 







Fellow Sierra Leoneans, my heart bleeds as I write this piece to see someone trying to twist the truth on the issue with children. As I sated before unequivocally clear, I continue to dissociate myself completely from the unfortunate incident that took place at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs on 28th December 2016. It is no hidden secret that thugs were hired by the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs whom she claimed were her friends to manhandle the children and even went to the extent molesting a senior staff of the Ministry.


As an activist prior to my appointment and a politician now serving as Deputy Minister of the same Ministry, I owe it to the Children of this nation and the country as a whole to let the truth be known. I will continue to dissociate myself from all the stage managed activities by the Minister to cover up the true story. I therefore call on the Sierra Leone Police to continue their investigation as this is fundamental to protect the legacy  made by our Government on promoting and protecting the rights and welfare of children as enshrined in International, Regional and National instruments. The incident on the 28th December 2016 is a test on State apparatus on their commitment to the children of this nation.


The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs in the  last nine (9) months  has committed a lot of  abuse of power and office more than any other Ministry in recent times of our country’s history. Let’s search our consciences as we address issue of the children who were beaten up and molested. This manipulative tendency to divide the children organizations must stop.


Our legacy as a Government in seeking the welfare of children is at stake. I am therefore calling on all authorities concern to ACT NOW.

Justice delayed is justice denied.


Rugiatu Neneh Turay

Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs

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