Sir, do you remember welcoming a team of concerned citizen at the State House; we were appreciative of your prompt response to our cry. At that meeting I was given the honor of speaking, sir I said in no uncertain terms that I was making a complaint (Pote) of you Lands Minister Dr. Sandy. I wish to once again bring to your attention sir; you have a Minister that has gone totally ‘rogue’. I ask sir, is Dr. Dennis Sandy above the Law, or is he your sacred Minister, and untouchable, a law unto himself – the judge, the jury and the executioner of land matters.

May I be so bold as to remind you that you promised the people transparency, the rule of law, discipline and a fight against corruption. Please Sir, summon the ACC boss so he can peruse with you the numerous complaints that have been filed.

An impromptu visit by you to his office will give you a glimpse of the problem. Dr. Sandy’s office is most likely the busiest most disorganized ministerial office in the government of Sierra Leone.

He sits “Court” like a Paramount Chief, disrespecting elderly citizens, chastising them so loudly that those in the waiting room can clearly hear his verbal tirade.

Dr. Dennis Sandy appears to be so far above the law that despite the mountain of complaints on the desk of the ACC Commission and the courts, he continues wielding and abusing his assumed power with a level of impunity that make some believe he has your blessing.

Mr. President, this is not a krio problem, it is a Sierra Leonean problem that can no longer be ignored. It needs your immediate attention Sir. It is imperative you familiarize yourself with the details of some of these complaints, so you can appreciate the level of his mishandling and miscarriage of land ownership issues.

During our visit with you, you handed over the investigation of this complaint to your Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh but it has become increasingly clear that this Minister’s power is such that without your directives there will be no solutions.

It is time Sir for you to personally assess and arrest this ugly situation.

You must rein Dr. Dennis Sandy ‘in’. He cannot, he should not be allowed to continue this reign of terror. Adjudicating disputes is the role of the judiciary.

I thank you in anticipation of your decisive action.

Femi Claudius-Cole

Advocate & victim.

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