Report reaching the New Storm, over the weeks, disclosed that a notable herbalist, Bala Amara Janka, was recently stoned to death by alleged angry residents at the Deep Eye Water community, in the Western Rural District along the Freetown/Waterloo highway.

According to the national President, Council of Traditional Healers Association, Sierra Leone, Dr. Sheku Tarawally, in a very distressed mood, the incident took place on the 10th April 2022.

The Council, Dr. Sheku went on, received a message from well-wishers in the community that the deceased was an herbalist and a member of the Council. He added that he was also informed that the deceased was stoned to death by some angry residents in the community.

He furthered that a passer-by had a dog bite by an unknown dog, adding that such a situation prompted the residents of the community to make a manhunt for the dog. The dog, he said, later took refuge at a place where the deceased doing his work.

He continued that the angry crowd concluded that it was the herbalist that changed into a dog thereby inflicting a bite on its victim. There are then, the deceased was beaten and stone to death, further claiming that the herbalist was a witch.

Sheku Tarawally also said that the incident was reported at the Waterloo Police Station, but there was no arrest in connection with the commission of the alleged crime. He said that it was not the first time such an incident was happening in the said community but that no action was pursued against defaulters.

Against such backdrop, the traditional healers’ strongman is calling on the authorities to speedily intervene so as to serve as a deterrent to those who believe in jungle justice. Several people this press attempted to talk to, on the issue, refused to comment.

The News Storm Newspaper reports that, the remains of the deceased was later brought down to the Connaught Hospital Mortuary for an autopsy. Some angry members of the Council told this press that, pretty soon, they will stage a protest in relation to the brutal killing of their late colleague.

However, executive members of the Union are calling and appealing to members to remain calm and be peaceful, assuring that intensive investigation was actively going on.

“We are all Sierra Leoneans. We should not be treated as foreigners,” he ended.