AT THEIR OLD GAMES AGAIN - FORMER APC
MILITARY POLICE PARLOR CONTEH YEARNING FOR THOSE DAYS WHEN HE PLAYED god AS
PERCEIVED OPPONENTS ARE ROUNDED UP AND SUBJECTED TO ANY FORM OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: May 14, 2010
Title: As Medical Doctors re-arrested… Standstill at 34 Hospital
By Samuel John
was a standstill at the 34 Military Hospital yesterday following the re-arrest
of six medical doctors sending shivers through the spines of the rest of the
When Awoko paid a visit to the 34 hospital, male and female military nurses
could be seen standing along the corridors discussing the ugly development that
had befallen the six doctors.
According to sources within the hospital, it is alleged that the mobile phones
of the six doctors were taken from them so they could not communicate, while it
was also alleged that they have been taken to a secluded place.
Narrating what transpired yesterday morning, a senior nursing sister, who did
not, disclose her name because of fear of intimidation from her superiors
disclosed that the six medical doctors were at work when they saw a Military
vehicle drive into the complex.
She said Military Police personnel jumped out of the vehicles and moved over to
the doctor's common room where it was further alleged that the six had retired
after they had completed their normal rounds of the various wards. Unconfirmed
reports say the young medical doctors were practically bundled into the waiting
vehicle. Some of the nurses could be heard expressing their disgust over the way
and manner in which the doctors were being treated, while others openly voiced
that they too would soon call it a day in the force and rejoin their colleagues
at government hospitals.
As all of this was going on the civilian staff in the hospital were also
grumbling about their conditions of service which they were not too clear about.
According to what was gathered at the hospital yesterday these civilian nurses
are also demanding to know their own status, as they are alleging that they are
equally qualified like those in the government circle who are now benefiting
from the Presidential package.
They further complained that when they met with the top notch of the Military
past Wednesday, they were told that they should complete the Public Service
Forms (PSC). However, one of the civilian nurses said to Awoko, “how long would
I be completing that form,” she said in an angry mood.
Defence Public Relations Officer, Col. John Milton affirmed yesterday “they were
not rearrested, but it is only a military procedure that they should be
investigated.” The six are: Captain Dr Luseni, Captain. Dr Paul Nabieu, Lt Dr
Sorie Conteh, Lt Dr Ngevao, 2nd Lt Dr Kanu and 2nd Lt Dr Songo-Mbriwa
Editor's note - We would want to remind Parlor Conteh about remarks he made in
the United Kingdom that him lobbying for the Defence Minister job was to
"avenge" "revenge" "right" the way his uncle the late President Joseph Saidu
Momoh was "treated."
We would urge him to be very careful as the army he found in place had become
more professional and national in character, no longer rice traders, no longer
contract manipulators. Parlor Conteh is advised to heed the provisions of the
Anti Corruption Act of 2008 which makes it an offence to display unexplained
wealth as well as being involved in dubious contracts. We have learnt that quite
a lot of fishy contracts have become a feature of the armed forces since he took
over as Defence Minister.