In a shocking turn of events, the residence of Madam Finda Diana Konomanyi, a prominent figure in Sierra Leone’s political landscape, was targeted by unknown individuals who set her house ablaze last night in Kono district.

The incident has left the community in a state of disbelief as the motive behind this heinous act remains shrouded in mystery.

Social media footage shows the fire, which quickly engulfed the house, left it reduced to ashes despite the swift response of the Fire Force, who battled the inferno but unfortunately could not salvage the property.

Diana Finda Konomanyi, who served as the former Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, as well as the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in the previous government of President Ernest Bai Koroma, is a well-known personality in Sierra Leone’s political circles.

Disturbing footage of the house burning emerged on social media, adding to the shock and outrage felt by the public.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a group of more than 15 individuals armed with bottles containing flames, which were then directed at the zinc roofing of the residence. Thankfully, reports confirm that Madam Konomanyi was not present at the time of the incident.

While the exact motive behind the attack remains unclear, speculation has arisen on social media platforms. Some commentators have suggested a potential connection to the burning of 25 motorcycles allegedly meant for SLPP (Sierra Leone People’s Party) youths in Kono, and they question Madam Konomanyi’s loyalty to the APC (All People’s Congress) party.

However, many responsible voices on social media have called for a thorough investigation by the police, urging the authorities to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Until a proper investigation is conducted, it is essential for the public to refrain from making assumptions and allow the legal process to take its course.