In a groundbreaking revelation, Mohamed Lamrana Bah, a respected Traditional Historian Scholar, has unveiled an astonishing theory regarding the elusive Lungi Bridge in Sierra Leone.

Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of Arabic records, Bah shared with Awoko newspaper on Sunday that a vessel hailing from France, dating back to the 13th century, sank between the capital city of Freetown and Lungi, carrying a vast treasure trove of wealth and natural resources.

According to Bah, these hidden resources have wielded a profound influence on the country’s leaders, fuelling their insatiable thirst for power and incessant promises to construct the Lungi Bridge.

Advocating for the construction of the bridge based on his historical findings, Bah suggests that Sierra Leone’s leaders and citizens should forfeit the valuable natural wealth to attract Western investors willing to undertake the ambitious project. However, he cautions that this arrangement could result in the impoverishment of the people while enriching the investors.

Expanding upon his claims, Bah disclosed that the sinking ship contained diamonds, gold, bauxite, and various foreign currencies, some of which have been found floating in the slums of Freetown.

The vessel, believed to be under the control of a malevolent entity, lies beneath the water’s surface between Lungi and Freetown estuary. These mineral resources are intricately connected to Sierra Leone’s mining landscape. Bah contends that leaders, both past and present, dare not challenge the secrecy surrounding the oath of office in parliament, State House, and the Lodge due to the immense wealth concealed within the sunken ship.

Furthermore, the Traditional Historian cites numerous bridges that have been constructed in the country by different leaders, including the Aberdeen Bridge, Congo Cross Bridge, and Magbele Bridge. Yet, the Lungi Bridge, despite being promised by several leaders over the years, remains unrealized.

Bah’s theory suggests that the construction of the bridge is only feasible from Lungi to Port Loko, as attempting to connect it directly to Freetown would endanger a mythical mermaid (known as “Mammy-water”), who safeguards the wealth within and seeks to protect the country from harm.