Rising to Stardom: Lawyer Mansaray Sets for More


A senior lawyer has professed tremendous love and respect for a barrister at law and solicitor of the High Court, describing him to be a down to earth man in demonstrating political tolerance. He spoke to Elkaas Sannoh on a condition of anonymity.

“I envy Lawyer Ibrahim Idrissa Mansaray for being down-to-earth in demonstrating political tolerance. I appreciate his personality as a young lawyer who is always with friends no matter their political affiliations.” The anonymous lawyer speaks of the young man. He said if it were in Nigeria, he would always be fenced by State Security.

Why the envy, the lawyer states this: “Lawyer I.I. Mansaray epitomizes political tolerance in Sierra Leone. He was called to bar fifteen years ago and his appetite to serve with conscience and passion seems to grow every moment.”

The head of Fornah-Sesay, Cummings, Showers & Co. Chambers described Lawyer Mansaray as, “Hardworking and forthright person that the Chambers depend on.” Lawyer James Momodu Fornah-Sesay said as a Chamber, “they are not surprised that Lawyer Mansaray secured admission at the University of Kent where he pursued a Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law.” He believes the young lawyer has prospect to succeed if he does not change his course.

The Cummings, Showers & Co. Chambers head said, Magistrates and other Judges have expressed deep rooted sentiments for I. I. Mansaray with a bright prospect. Popularly known as Ibrahim Movich, Lawyer I.I Mansaray was former President of the National Union of Sierra Leone Students.

Hailed from Ronuri Village, Yoni Chiefdom in Tonkolili District, Lawyer Mansaray attended the Albert Academy Senior Secondary School in Freetown and later gained admission at Fourah Bay College –University of Sierra Leone where he graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In fulfillment of his childhood passion to become a razor sharp litigator, he again gained admission to read laws where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Upper) from the same University.

As the former Vice President of All-Africa Students’ Union, Mansary helped in resolving lecturers strike at Njala when exams were halted in 2013. He said as NUSS President, they partnered with the National Elections Watch to observe the 2012 elections and engaged in a non-violent campaign.

He is happily married to President Ernest Bai Koroma’s daughter.

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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: abstarawally@gmail.com. Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.


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