Mayor of the eastern Sierra Leone city of Koidu, Saa Emerson Lamina has been attacked inside the state-owned SLBC radio in the town, allegedly by three knife-wielding men who he said smashed his car screen.
Lamina however informed the Press that He escaped unscathed.
The mayor was reacting on the radio this morning to allegations made against him by Minister of Local Govt Diana Konomanyi referring to him as a thug for allegedly breaking the lock to the city’s football stadium to allow for a controversial national football league fixture to be honoured.
It is alleged that both the Minister and Paramount Chief Saquee were behind the attack.
Both Saquee and Konomanyi have denied any knowledge of or links to the attack.
Sounding livid, Diana however did admit to me that she referred to the mayor’s action of breaking into the stadium as thuggery calling him puerile.