Remembering Apc’s Cold-Blooded Executions.

By Pormasu Takorfai/Hadi Bah…

 Remembering Dr. Mohamed Sorie Fornah and fourteen others whose unlawful conviction and cold-blooded summary executions  took place on the 19th of July, 1975 at the Pademba Road Prisons under the dictatorial rule of Sierra Leone’s former President, Siaka Probyn (BANDAYLAY) Stevens.

On July 29, 1974, an explosion rocked the Spur Road, Freetown residence of acting Vice President and Minister of Finance Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor. Fifteen men went on trial on August 30th of the same year charged with treason for trying to overthrow the government of President Siaka Stevens in one of the biggest political court cases Sierra Leone had ever seen. Because of the prominence of first accused Mohamed Sorie Fornah, a medical doctor and former minister of finance, the case became known as the “Treason Trial of Mohamed Sorie Fornah and fourteen others.”

  1. Dr. Mohamed Sorie Fornah, first accused, former Finance Minister, Businessman, and Physician
  2. Habib Lansana Kamara, second accused, ex-Lieutenant, Republic of Sierra Leone Military Forces, Trader
  3. Ibrahim Taqi, third accused, ex-Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Public Relations Consultant
  4. Abdul Bai Kamara, fourth accused, ex-Electoral Commissioner, Businessman
  5. David Lansana, fifth accused, ex-Brigadier and Force Commander
  6. Abu Mohamed Kanu, sixth accused, Secretary/Accountant
  7. Albert Tot Thomas, seventh accused, ex-Serviceman, Businessman
  8. Bedor Kamara, eight accused, Tanker Driver
  9. Bundu Kamara, ninth accused, Businessman
  10. George Thompson, tenth accused, Store Keeper at Seaboard
  11. Issa Jalloh, eleventh accused, Businessman
  12. Bai Makari N’Silk, twelfth accused, ex-Paramount Chief
  13. Alimamy Mansaray, thirteenth accused, Sub-Inspector, Internal Security Unit, (ISU)
  14. Mohamed Turay, fourteenth accused, Sergeant, Sierra Leone Police
  15. Unfa Mansaray, fifteenth accused, Cook

Salone's 15 convicts

May their souls rest in perfect peace.