By Christian Smith
A five-year-old child has been killed in the Bondo Bush after being forcefully initiated Into the Bondo secret society.
The Bondo society is a women secret society in Sierra Leone which practices female genital mutilation or the cutting of the clitoris of women and girls. In this part of the world such practices most times ended up being fatal as their culprits are most times being initiated against their will more especially kids. It is also important to note that it is the normal routine of those secret society women in that of the country, to forcefully grab unsuspecting women and kids and initiate them into their society.
During the course of our investigations, it was discovered that the child’s father, Mohamed Seneh Mansaray (photo), a Building Contractor returned from work in the evening hours on that day when he was informed that his daughter has been captured by the Bondo women to be initiated into their secret society.
Our investigations further showed that on the 3rd October 2018, Mohamed went to work in the morning hours and when he returned, he was told that his daughter was captured and carried away by the “Bondo” secret society to be initiated. So upon receiving the information our sources gathered, he immediately went to the society’s initiation bush in order to rescue his daughter.
Our investigations furthered that unfortunately for him, he was caught by the women who have extra ordinary powers as there were also many of them.
So since the Bondo society is a women society and there’s not much they can do to him, they then decided to hand him over to a man’s society called the Poro society, in order for him to be dealt with and also initiated against his will.
We also gathered that while in detention by these Poro society men in their initiation bush, Mohamed was tortured, physically assaulted and abused and was also forced to have sex through his anus by multiple of them.
Our sources continued to explain that as he laid hopeless and faithless awaiting his fate from them, news then broke out that his daughter who was captured and forcefully initiated by the Bondo women has died from excessive bleeding due to d cutting of her clitoris in their Bondo bush.
It was during that moment that they left him to rush to the Bondo bush where his daughter has reportedly been killed that he escaped through the window to one of the neighbouring villages, and ever since they have been torturing and threatening people to know his whereabouts as they do not want him to expose their secrets”, our investigations confirmed.
We were also told that sadly enough, up till now he has not heard anything about his daughter nor seen her corpse.