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Two persons are currently being detained at the Gbarnga Central Prison in connection with the death of a twenty-four year old man, David Duyen. Investigation is also taking place to identify others connected to the man’s death.

On July 28, Victim Duyen arrived in Bong County from neighboring Nimba upon the invitation of his friend – Kollie Mulbah, to assist him construct a house in Sammy Town near Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County.

On the eve of his death, he reportedly visited a neighbor’s house with his friend to watch movies, following which they departed at about 11-12 midnight when the power generator reportedly ran out of fuel.
On August 9, the dead body of David Duyen was found dead with his body mutilated and face smashed beyond recognition on the isolated farm of former President Charles Taylor on the main road in Melekie, near Gbarnga – just about a mile away from where they both stayed.

Victim Duyen was later identified by his clothes after several hours of confusion over his identity. It was widely believed that he was hit by moving vehicles, but the police could make no conclusion after observing that there was no blood on the road and his wearing, while his body parts were in separate locations.

After hours of investigation, it was also discovered that his slippers left at his house in Sammy Town – about a mile from where he and his friend who invited him lived. Suspect KollieMulbah, who invited deceased, is currently under detention at the Gbarnga Central Prison.

He was reportedly seen standing at the back door of his house around 2:00am on August 9 – the day of his friend’s death. His landlord, David Sumo – also being detained at the Gbarnga Central Prison, told police that he allegedly saw KollieMulbah at the back door of the house when he came out to attend nature.

According to Mr. Sumo, when asked what was he doing outside at that hour of the morning, suspect Mulbah reportedly told him that he met the back door opened and was trying to close it. But suspect he (Mulbah) told police investigation that he took his girl friend outside early that morning to urinate – something the girl friend denied to the police, saying she had no idea of what they were talking about.

As state security in Bong County continue to conduct investigation, it is widely believed that the alleged gruesome murder of 24 year-old David Duyen was an organized crime involving a number of people.

Suspect KollieMulbah and his landlord- David Sumo, are expected to appear in court during the next court term. Family members of the victim continue to call on the government to ensure that those who allegedly murdered their relative are brought to justice.

By Papa Morris from Gbarnga, Bong County

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