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26-yr-Old Ghanaian Held For Attempted Murder

Police have announced the arrest of a 26-year-old Ghanaian, John Kwame, accused of attempting to murder a complainant, Anthony Kaye, at deep sea, while they were on a fishing expedition.

According to Police spokesman George Bardue, a resident of Kaye Town, Rivercess County, claimed that defendant Kwame allegedly attacked and tied victim Kaye at deep sea in an attempt to murder him.

Following the complaint, Police arrested suspect Kwame in Kaye Town. Bardue said Anthony Kaye also alleged that the suspect brought him onshore and beat him, but he managed to escape.

Police investigators revealed that the suspect allegedly accused the victim of taking away his canoe without his knowledge, thus prompting the attack against Kaye. Police in Rivercess County have charged the suspect with criminal attempt to commit murder and sent him to court for prosecution.

Meanwhile, another suspect Trokon Farndoe has been charged with robbery in Quaye’s Town, Rivercess County. Suspect Farndoe is alleged to have robbed John Matthew of L$5,800.00 while the victim was traveling from Rivercess to Grand Bassa County by sea.

Police say suspect Farndoe admitted to the allegation and was subsequently charged with robbery and forwarded to court. In another development, Police say they have launched an intensive search for a man identified as Wisseh Smith for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl on January 21, 2012 in Taykon community in Cestos, Rivercess.

Suspect Smith is said to be at large while the 13-year-old victim is currently at the St. Francis Hospital in Rivercess County undergoing treatment. The Police have also reported the arrest of two suspects, notorious for auto theft.

Suspects Isaac Tarr and Darious Brown were arrested January 21 and 24, 2012, respectively at different locations. Bardue said Isaac Tarr was arrested at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia when he attempted stealing a vehicle belonging to a man identified as Jallah Kofa, while

Suspect Darious Brown alias ECOWAS, was arrested on Bushrod Island after he had already stolen a motorcycle belonging to one Victor Boima. At the same time the Police have reported the retrieval of two vehicles that were stolen on the main campus of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hill.

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