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The Liberia Nation Police or LNP has detained four women here for allegedly beating a man to death in Gbarpolu County. According to reports, two of the suspects are pregnant.

The Liberia Broadcasting Corporation or ELBC on Friday, February 26, 2016, said the deceased only identified as Samuel, was a citizen of Grand Bassa County, who migrated to Gbarpolu County on a diamond mine to seek greener pasture when he met his death.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, 24 February in Gbarpolu, and the four women are currently in police custody, undergoing preliminary investigation that links them to killing the late Samuel. Correspondent says normally, people from all walks of life go in the county and end up on diamond mines, trying to enrich themselves.

One of the suspects, Madam Esther Kollie, 29, narrated that the accusation against them is completely false, and misleading. She told investigators that they used to share jokes with the late Samuel, and that last week Wednesday she and her friends went to fish in a swam where one of their friends called them to eat.

Esther continued that while eating, the late Samuel came and join them to eat, adding that while eating, they all started to fight over the food so Samuel took the entire dish and ran with it, something, which got them angry and began to exchange invectives with him. She said in the process, Samuel grabbed one of their fishing baskets and threw it on the ground, and damaged it with his feet.

She said after the deceased damaged their fishing baskets, he allegedly grabbed the hand of their little sister, attempting to break it before they rushed on him and took the little girl from him, but in the process, his head hit against a wall so he became unconscious, and was rushed to hospital when he allegedly died while on his way.

Police in the county have refused to speak with the press on grounds that investigation is ongoing to establish what or who caused the death of Samuel.

By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Jonathan Browne

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