Look at what happened yesterday in the human kingdom; it is a typical case study of foolishness, but humans will rather call it security measure. Like seriously?! I am talking about the barricade that nearly lasted the rest of the day yesterday in central Freetown. Oh you don’t know what I am talking about ‘eh’…well; just read on…‘you go learn’. Maybe you never visited central Freetown yesterday, ‘na dat make you dae make unconcern’. Security forces, or should I just say police officers, barricaded the post office area through Siaka Stevens Street on to the Electricity House building yesterday. No worries! There was no palace or state coup taking place…far from it; but the actions and inactions of the police yesterday created panic and a feeling of a coup-d-tat. They were merely policing a court proceeding in the fashion of providing security for a President escaping a deadly coup attack. Oh Yes! In a mission to provide security for the court building, the police officers ended up obstructing normal business and office operations at the NP Fuel Station, NASSIT building, Post Office, the court itself, National Museum, State House, Police Headquarters, Guma Building, Electricity House, Skyy Bank, and Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, among others. Oh yes! All of these offices were barricaded almost throughout yesterday. They were policing the law court building while the trial against the decision of the President to sack Sam Sumana was on going. Please don’t laugh because this is definitely not a laughing matter. This is serious and ‘cryable’ by all standards. So the whole of the citizenry should suffer simply because of a case of whose outcome is obvious?! Human and vehicular traffics were diverted as if the central business district was sitting on a time bomb waiting to explode ‘boom!!!’ What was really the essence of that unnecessary security barricade? Even the police officers will not answer that. All they knew was the must for them to be there with guns and prevent humans and vehicles from accessing major streets and office and business buildings. Oh humans! I wonder why they failed to bring along machine guns and anti-aircraft missiles. Yes e! Because they succeeded in making common humans think that either endangered species were about to storm the court building or there were actually endangered species in the building.
Interestingly ‘sef’, all what was happening inside the court building was ‘grammar blowing’. So the city should be brought to a standstill whenever Charles Margai is ‘spitting’ legal grammar in favor of Sam Sumana?! ‘Well this tin don sweet naw o’.
I wonder why the sudden change in the security set up this time round for the constitutional case. That case has come up at least a couple of times now with little or no disruption to normal business. So how come the same case could attract so much security attention yesterday ‘ba’ to the extent of disrupting other court proceedings? Maybe the state was expecting Charles Margai to invite Kamajors to testify in favor of the former Vice President. Hope you still recall the threats issued against the President some time ago by Charles Margai.
By Ariogbo standard, what happened in central Freetown yesterday was a mere display of foolishness. Normal business would never be brought to a standstill simply because an Ariogbo is seeking a Supreme Court interpretation on the action of the Ariogbo President. When would humans return to normalcy?!
Please Mr. Policeman, the people deserve better. Let them go about their normal business while the politicians embark on their selfish power struggle. ‘Wuna nor mix the people pa big dance na tight palour’. I rest my case for today…see you tomorrow again.