Freetown, 20th April,2017- The Sierra Leone Police in Moyamba District is currently investigating the mysterious disappearance of three Family Members, Amidu Bangura (father), Fatimata Bangura ( wife of Ahmidu ) and Kadiatu Bangura (daughter) of Mokebbie village, Rotifunk in the southern district of Sierra Leone.
Photo: Kadiatu Bangura the daughter
According to some residents of Mokebbie Village who spoke to this medium said sometime on 13th April this year Fatmata Bangura,and Ahmidu Bangura were seen in a battle with some Senior Authorities of the Makebbie Bondo society in a bid to forcefully initiate Kadiatu Bangura(Daughter of both Amidu and Fatmata Bangura) into a Bondo society in Makebbie village,Rotifunk.
Sources further intimated this medium that in Makebbie village the Customs and traditions demanded that everybody either male or female residing in that part of the country must become a member of the Poro Society(a male secret society) or Bondo Society(a female secret society).
Santigi Yamba Bangura, the brother of Ahmidu ,disclosed to this medium that Ahmidu and wife were living in Freetown,Sierra Leone, prior to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus diseases which plagued countries within the sub-region sometime in 2014.
Bangura further explained that his brother,Ahmidu was working at the Boimoi Hotel, in Freetown as a driver ,but later redundant by the hotel management due to the economic situation in the country by then. After Ahmidu dismissal, he said life became very difficult for him.Therefore,Ahmidu gone to the Makabbie village in order to start life again.There he envisaged an ugly incident where he was approached by some secret society initiate informing him that as custom and tradition demanded they wanted to initiate Kadiatu Bangura into a secret society.
At that juncture, Ahmidu and his wife refused in doing so because they were Christian saying that they did not want to be a party to such an act.
it was disclosed that one Thursday April this year, Ahmidu and wife went to the farm to get some fire woods in order for them to sell and raised money so that they could go back to the city(Freetown).On their return home , they understood that some Bondo Society women entered into their house and confisticated Kadiatu Bangura for her to be initiated into the Society Bush in Makebbie village.
As soon as Ahmidu and his wife got the information’s they stormed the society bush to retrieve their daughter Kadiatu Bangura. There, it was reliably learnt that a distasteful battle occurred between Ahmidu and the Bondo society women’s’. During that ugly scenario, one of the initiate got injured.
The matter was reported to the police at Rotifunk , Moyamba District where the police later invited Ahmidu and his wife. But they never responded to the call of the police and that the injured secret society initiate reportedly died .