A Sierra Leonian pastor has found one of the largest ever uncut diamonds weighing 709 carats. The pastor and members of his community presented the diamond Sierra Leone’s President. The country’s central bank is now keeping it in safe custody.
A Christian pastor in Koyadu village in Tankoro, Sierra Leone, has found one of the largest ever uncut diamonds weighing a whooping 709 carats.
Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, a freelance aluvial miner, took the huge diamond to Sierra Leone’s President, Ernest Bai Koroma, on Wednesday in the company of his community’s Chief and some members of this community.
The President thanked the pastor for not smuggling the diamond out of the country and pledged that it will be sold in Sierra Leone and the proceeds will benefit the people of the country. He added that the pastor and his community will get their fair compensation.