After a successful nine-hour-long first surgery to his left leg, Sierra Leone’s former military leader, Captain Valentine Strasser is responding positively to treatment at the Eurocare – Advanced Diagnostics & Heart Centre in Accra.
He sustained gunshot and shrapnel wounds while fighting against RUF rebels in the 1990s. Sierra Leone’s high commissioner to Ghana, Francess Anderson visited Strasser with a bouquet of fresh sun and hibiscus flowers and an Obama-forwarded version of Mandela’s LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.
She said he would be discharged on Wednesday, but that because he would have to be put under observation for two weeks, he would be checked into a hotel before returning to hospital for a review to determine his return home.
The Sierra Leone government flew Strasser to Ghana on Thursday after a long drawn-out battle with his leg and other undisclosed health complications. Credit Umaru Fofana BBC