This latter school of thought believes that Frank Kargbo was only emboldened to write such a scandalous and reprehensible letter because of the unfortunate and ill-thought-out words of Umaru Fofana who has since been described as a ďhypocriteĒ by many disappointed journalists.
Republic of Sierra Leone
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22 February, 2011
Independent Media Commission (IMC)
Siaka Stevens Street
Attn: Mrs. Bernadette Cole
ďWhatís the Colour of the APC Leaderís Underwear?Ē -
Awareness Times Newspaper Publication of 17th¬†February 2011
Further to our (Kargbo/Cole) telephone conversation of 17th¬†February 2011, I now write to formally file complaint against the Awareness Times Newspaper and its publisher and author of the above captioned article, Ms Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.
Ms. Blyden, for upwards of three (3) years, has persistently and on no justifiable grounds taken upon herself to continually abuse and ridicule the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. This is done through derogatory and disrespectful articles and caricatures in her publications both in the Awareness Times Newspaper and associated websites. In the instant case (copy of article hereto attached), she maliciously ascribes and insinuates conduct not befitting of a Head of State to the President, knowing the same to be false.
I deduce from her said conduct an intention to create disaffection of the President by his subjects, the citizens and residents of Sierra Leone. No public interest can be served by such behaviour, which will no longer be tolerated.
Accordingly, whilst we explore the several avenues for redress available to Government including under the Public Order Act (No.46) 1965, I shall be obliged if the IMC would treat this complaint with utmost seriousness and urgency and bring appropriate sanctions at the disposal of the Commission to bear.
Thanking you in anticipation of your cooperation.
Franklyn Bai Kargbo
Attorney General and Minister of Justice¬†