8 flogged to death in Nimba

At least eight people have been reportedly flogged to death in Nimba County in acts of mob violence.
The victims were flogged to death in several parts of the county.

The New Dawn Nimba County Correspondent says most of the victims were suspected criminals, while others were attacked by friends.

From July to August 30, 2018 the county had suffered eight deaths, all of them men.Three of the incidents transpired in Ganta City, while two other victims were flogged to death by country devil in districts# 8 and 9, while the rest lost their lives in districts# 3 and 4, respectively.

Some of the victims have been identified as 29-year-old Eric Dahn, whose lifeless body was abandoned in front of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, Nimba County.

According to sources, the late Eric Dahn was arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police in Ganta for theft and forwarded to the Ganta Magisterial Court, but was released last week Tuesday.

The deceased, who was allegedly a resident of Karnplay, in electoral district# 3, migrated to Ganta to continue with his act when he met his demise while attempting to steal from the Public Works Yard community.

Others mobbed to death in Ganta include Duck Saigah, in Palm Farm Community, Emmanuel Johnson was found dead near the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) sub-office in Ganta, including Samuel Paye, P 4 CKA Johnson, Eric Paye, Junior Johnson and Bob Saye, among others.

Meanwhile, police in Nimba County along with Ganta City Mayor Amos N.G. Suah announce of increase criminal activities in the provincial city.

By Thomas Domah/Nimba–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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