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“Tom Nyuma Has Been Surveillancing My Trips Since I Was in Moyamba" APC Leader
Posted by on Jul 23, 2007, 17:40

 Lt. Col Tom Nyuma who was recently deported by the Homeland Security and Naturalization Services has been implicated in an assassination attempt on the life of the APC Presidential flabearer in the city of Bo.

 

According to a press conference summoned by the party leader in Bo around 9 am on Monday 23 rd July 2007, the leader Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma explained that he checked into the Country Inn guest house between the hours of 2am -2.30 am and enquired whether they can be accommodated or not, further he wanted to know if people have already checked in as he was very concerned about his personal security.

 

 He was told, according to the flag bearer that the guest house was empty “I checked in and entered” He explained that he occupied Room 5, while his security officer was in Room 4, without any knowledge as to who was occupying the room opposite his which is Room 3.

 

At about 4am he heard an unusual knock on his door which he refused to countenance or responded to, and not too long after the sound he heard the sound of a scuffle, but still refused to open his door.

Later, he heard the voice of his personal security guard, shouting his name, telling him to open the door and see what was in front of it “I opened with fear and I saw all my guards and two men lying on the ground who were identified as Ex-Lt. Col. Tom Nyuma and Philip George identified as Nyuma’s Chief Security Officer” Koroma told Journalists in Bo.

 

His next step was to call on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Brima Acha and explained what had transpired during the odd hours of the morning in Bo. According to information gathered, “Tom Nyuma has been surveillancing my trips since I was in Moyamba until I checked into the Country Inn guest house” Koroma revealed, and added “I never realized that until when the incident occurred”

 

The Country In guest house is situated along the Bo/Kenema which has always been the choice of the APC leader anytime he visits that part of the country. It would appear that information has already been obtained about him prior to his arrival.

 

 A relative of retired Lt. Col. Nyuma has denied the allegation, stating that it was Nyuma who first entered the guest house prior to the arrival of the APC leader.

The Local Unit Commander of Bo, Mr. FUK Daboh, explained to Standard Times that he responded to the instruction of his boss, Mr. Brima Acha immediately he called on him to visit the crime scene. “I went there and I met Tom Nyuma and his security properly tied up with blood stains on the door leading to the room of the APC leader. “I searched him, but was not able to discover any arms and ammunition” He explained. He said that he ordered for his release and a medical form was issued to him.

Meanwhile, the victims are admitted at Dr. Yilla’s private hospital on 3, Prince Williams Street in Bo and where they would be transferred to freetown.

 

It would be recalled that retired Tom Nyuma was deported as a result of domestic violence, a very serious offence in the United States of America. He was employed as a security officer in Texas and later relocated to Ohio until his deportation to Sierra Leone. It was as a result of his violent behaviour that led to the action taken by the American government coupled with his unpalatable Human Rights record






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