Former Graig Bellamy prodigy (Alhassan Bah) has on Monday 19th September, 2016 declared wanted by the Sierra Leone Police for fleeing with his mother who was believed to be an Ebola suspect to Guinea during the outbreak of the Ebola Scourge in Sierra Leone.
Alshassan, who is believed to be the eldest son of mother of four, traveled back home at the height of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone from the UK, but unfortunately met his mother sick.
The mother was being closely monitored one by Alusine Kamara, a volunteer working as regional supervisor for the Ebola response team in Bo City, Southern Sierra Leone.
Kamara and team reportedly visited the house of the sick mother at 16 Yakai Street Bo, where incidentally Alhassans’ mum quarantined for (30) days as they observe her condition for any symptoms of the virus.
To this, it was discovered that Alhassan, in fear of his mother’s life, secretly moved her from the house to a house next-door on the day the Ebola team visited, later fled with her to neighbouring Guinea.
It is believed that the mother Esatu Bah later died of the virus in Guinea sometime in 2015.
News about whereabouts of Alhassan’s three siblings Mariama Dalan Bah, Mamadu Bah and Binta Bah isn’t known till date.
But newly appointed Inspector General of Police, in his address to Journalists at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Freetown, announced: ‘Alhassan Bah of 16 Yakai Street Bo has been declared wanted by the Sierra Leone Police for crime he committed during the Ebola outbreak.’
According to him, Alhassan contravened rules and regulations instituted at the time Sierra Leone were trying to contain the deadly Ebola virus.
Claiming nonetheless that the singular act of Alhassan amongst others was reason had caused difficulty in the containment of the spread of virus.
That for this sake, he is calling on the public to help the police locate the whereabouts of Alhassan to enable apprehended to face justice.
Alhassan Bah is believed to have returned back the UK on the 3rd August, 2015.
There has been no news of him exhibiting any signs and symptoms of Ebola yet. He is amongst the first set of young talented footballers recruited by the Graig Bellamy football Academy in Sierra Leone to have represented the academy in different tournaments in Europe and Africa. He gained scholarship to study sport science at Hartpury College Bristol City, UK, through the Graig Bellamy football Academy for two years- 2014.