Sierra Leonean born Annie Metzger aka Annie Mezo, is the latest victim of gross injustice perpetuated by the powers that be, albeit, at the behest of a Guinean construction company called Guiccopres.
It all has to do with a beach land strategically located at Aberdeen, granted to Miss Metzger by the Late Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, former president of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
For six years now, there has been a legal battle between Miss Metzger on the one hand, and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the National Tourist Board on the other hand, over the ownership of the said land.
So far, Miss Metzger has the upper hand in the matter, as there is a contempt of court ruling in her favour that is yet to be overturned.
While the matter is still in court awaiting judgment, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning Dr. Dennis Sandy, apparently working under the influence of money, has given green light to the Guinean company Guiccopres, to take over the disputed land.
As it is now, the company has commenced the construction of what they say is a Five Star Hotel.
The company is now using thugs (all unemployed Sierra Leoneans), to ward off Miss Metzger so as not to disrupt the ongoing illegal construction work.
(C) Theophilus Sahr Gbenda
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