An independent look at Koroma's tenure has fingered the President as the man behind the violence and senseless killings that is increasingly plaguing Salone, a top UK diplomat has privately opined. According to the diplomat - the day Koroma was being sworn in signalled the proliferation of post conflict violence in the country. "It looked like he just blew the whistle for violence to start. Ä complete contrast to Tejan Kabba's stewardship", he added.
Armed robbery spontaneously rose from 0 to 50/month in Freetown alone as reported by the Sierra Police HQ. This menace is still a lingering problem and the diplomat believes it all comes down to Koroma's door step. The death of Abdul Mustapha who was freindly with the First lady is also not an isolated incidence. Not to mention the violent conduct of the president's own bodyguards in countless incidents including broad day light rape of women. This never happened in Tejan Kabba's tenures.
His accusation of President Koroma is simple to prove, he opined. "Look at the character Koroma appointed to head the internal security of the nation? Can anyone in their right mind offer Musa Tarawalie a Ministerial role of such importance? Why has Koroma not heeded to the reccomendations made by the Shears Moses Commission that he set up - 3 years on?" If Koroma is not behind Musa Tarawalie, why is he protecting him so assidiously?
The diplomat went on to add that Koroma's deliberate awashing of the country with $4 million dollars worth of lethal weapons for the police force under Musa Tarawalie and his attempt to muzzle the UN boss from querying the timing of this dastardly act points the finger directly at Koroma. Little wonder the UN security council has warned him.
"He is the man behind the violence"" he concluded. "We have now seen the real man behind the hansome mask ... and we do not like the ugliness that we have seen".
There is a lot of sense in what the diplomar said, particulalry in the recent killings by police men of hapless Sierra Leoneans in the North and Freetown and what Koroma is rumoured to be planning for November.
He says they have made a reccomendation to his home government to provide scores of election observers and that they are imploring other friendly gonerments to do so. The diplomat believes Koroma's days are numbered but that he thinks EBK is going to foolishly try and do the Gbagbo when he loses the forthcoming elections.