By Memunata Bangura, Freetown, Sierra Leone. January 1, 2024.
Popular Hip Hop Rapper, Alhaji Amadu Bah “Boss La” has been released from prison after receiving a presidential pardon on Monday, January 1st 2024.
His long-awaited release came as a result of a Presidential pardon, prerogative of mercy granted to him by His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio. Many Sierra Leoneans, including the entertainment industry, have been pleading for his release since he was arrested in June 2022.
Boss La was serving a nine-year jail term after being found guilty of assault and robbery by High Court Judge, Justice Adrian Fisher and was sentenced on the 17th of March 2023.
Since his detention, various entertainers, friends, and family members have fervently appealed to the government for his pardon and release.
The rapper has already spent over 1 year 6 months in prison for the alleged crime.
With the presumed intervention of Chief Minister Dr. David Sengeh the Minister of Communications and Civic Education Chernoh Bah, and several others, the President was convinced to pardon the rapper.
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