A well-known supporter of leading SLPP Presidential hopeful, Brig. (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio was seriously stabbed in Segbwema on Saturday July 9, 2016. His attackers are said to be supporters of senior SLPP Politician and flag bearer aspirant, John Benjamin.
Global Times reports that Mr. K.P. Foday, who was stabbed with knives and a bayonet, is the Acting Secretary of the SLPP in Constituency 007 in the Kailahun district.
The Constituency Chairman, Hon. Alhaji M.L. Kallon told newsmen in Segbwema yesterday that, the attackers are well-known supporters of Mr. John Benjamin.
This is what Hon. Alhaji M.L. Kallon told reporters in Segbwema on Saturday, “At the time Mr. Foday was attacked, I saw Mr. John Benjamin’s vehicle speeding away from the scene…His boys became uncontrollable…I had to call the LUC and the OC at Segbwema Police Station, Mr. Andrew Vandi. The Police quick intervention calmed down the tension”.
Those suspected to have carried out the cowardly act are Junior Bojohn, Bockarie Solleh and another unidentified but well-known supporter of Mr. Benjamin.
A spokesman for Mr. Benjamin told the Global Times last night that, he was not aware that, supporters of Mr. Benjamin were involved in such a dastardly act. “I will discuss the issue with Mr. Benjamin and get back to you”, he promised. Unfortunately, he never got back.
The Police have confirmed the incident but said that, it was too early to comment on it. “We are still investigating”, a Police spokesman at Segbwema told the Global Times last night. Mr. Benjamin was unavailable for comment last night.