A six month old baby in the Northern city of Makeni was on April 8th 2024 reportedly left with an injured neck by people believed to be members of Sierra Leone’s ruling party, the family alleges.

In an exclusive interview with this medium, Isha Turay, mother of the six month old Mamoud Kondeh says her baby was hit with a Stone on the neck by one Isatu S. Kamara, the wife of Abdul Camilo Kamara, a senior member of the Sierra Leone People’s Party in the Northern District of Bombali, Jeneba S. Ellie and Kadiatu Bangura, all members of the same family.

“Since our boy was injured almost two weeks now, nothing is been done so that justice will be served. The perpetrators are going about bragging that nothing will happen because they’re well connected,” the mother

It was during this altercation, Turay said the wife of the said SLPP stakeholder in Makeni pelted a stone that strike  her six months old baby leaving him with a fractured neck. Though she reported the matter to the Mena Police Station in Makeni, the family, she said is bragging that nothing will come out of the matter.

She revealed  two weeks after the sad incident nothing has progressed in the matter. The Police, she said has been dragging and delaying the matter for reasons not known to the family of the victim.

The mother of the boy said the family is left dumbfounded because they wouldn’t expect that a poor and innocent boy would be left to surfer while the those responsible for his surfferring are going about bragging.

In an interview, Human Right Committee Chairman in Bombali District, Peter Conteh said the Committe has leant about the incident, and he has described it as unfortunate.

Conteh condemned what he says is the reckless use of political connection by our politicians to the detriment of the larger members of society. He called on the Police to speedily investigate the matter. The aggressive use of political connection, Peter Conteh said is on the increase, and the political elites, he added are enjoying doing it with immunity.

When contacted, Camilo Abdul Kamara, the SLPP stakeholder whose family was alleged to have violated the right of the six month old baby said the allegations against his family are unfortunate, baseless and unfounded.

Kamara, who described himself as an employee of Statistics Sierra Leone admitted that his family and another family living in the same house with the victim’s family had an altercation on the day of the alleged incident. Though both parties pelted stones at each other, he said no stone has never hited the boy.

They boy, he said has been with a neck problem since his birth.

When reached via phone call, the officer investigating the matter who was described only as Kamara said, he couldn’t comment on the story because it is in the desk of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Northeast region.

This medium has reached out to the regional Commander of Police in the Northeast region, but he did not respond. A WhatsApp message was also sent to his available contact number and he hasn’t responded.