|706-carat diamond worth over £50m|
Sierra Leonean pastor finds 706-carat diamond worth over £50m, gives it to the government.
A Pastor found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds, weighing 706 carats, which could be the 10th largest ever found. It was found in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region. The stone, is being stored in the country’s central bank, government sources said. A local chief from Kono handed the stone to President Ernest Koroma on behalf of Emmanuel Momoh who made the discovery.
The government plans to auction it. The stone is yet to be valued but could be worth millions of dollars. Rebels forced civilians in the east to mine the stones and bought weapons with the proceeds, leading to the term “blood diamonds”. “He (Koroma) underscored the importance of selling such a diamond here as it will clearly give the owners what is due them and benefit the country as a whole,” the statement said.
QUESTION : If the pastor who returned the diamond worth over £50m he found to the government, were your uncle how would you have reacted?