“I Was Taken Out of The Airport After Being Checked in” – Lamrana Bah Explains How He Got Humiliated at The Airport

Popular Sierra Leonean journalist, Amadu Lamrana Bah took to Facebook and explained how he got humiliated in front of other passengers at the Lungi International Airport.

He stated that, he was taken out of the airport after has checked in and done his cross examination to report at the Air Maroc check-in desk. To his surprise, his luggage that was already tagged was thrown at him. The Multimedia Journalist added that, he was rescued by BBC reporter, Umaru Fofana who stood by him and insisted that he should check in.

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This came after he shared a post on his social media handles for the stranded Leone Stars supporters and stakeholders. He also stated that, the Leone Stars jerseys for tomorrow’s match against Algeria were with the stranded delegates at the airport. This post made by him went viral which according to him, someone communicated to the airport and informed them that his name was not on the list. This made Lamrana to declared that his trip was paid by Africell through AYV Sierra Leone and not the Government of Sierra Leone.

Amadu Lamrana Bah took to Facebook and wrote;

“So I was taken out of the Airport after being checked in, cross immigration, and waiting for the arrival of the flight to depart with my boarding pass

My name was announced several times to report to the Air Maroc check-in desk which I did and my luggage that was already tagged was thrown at me and I was told someone has called and said my name isn’t on the list.

I felt humiliated as other passengers were looking on as I continue to ask what is happening.

Thankfully, Umaru Fofana who is here heard about this and insisted that I should be checked in again. If Umaru wasn’t around here someone with power could have got me off this trip because I posted what we all went through earlier today.

I stand by what I said and am challenging anyone to refute it. As we wait for the Air Maroc flight no one has said a word or apologized to us for all of this, no one is taking responsibility but feeling threatened by my presence.

For the records, my trip is paid for by Africell through Ayv Sierra Leone, and am not under government delegation.

Thanks, everyone for the calls and messages, I am safe and I owe this to Umaru for standing with and by me.

Am on this trip, will say what’s good and what’s bad God willing. I have a responsibility and will serve my conscience.

#FreetownStories– he stated

Earlier today, Leone Stars supporters and stakeholders stranded at the Lungi International Airport after their flight with Air Maroc at 2:00 PM was cancelled. The supporters and stakeholders were sponsored by the Government of Sierra Leone to support Leone Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON) while staff of AYV were sponsored by Africell to cover the tournament in Cameroon. The flight finally departed at around 11:00 PM for Cameroon.

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