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91 years old woman dies after assault

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A woman in her early 90s Esther Yarkpawolosaid to have been allegedly assaulted by a young man identified as Jonathan Dolo, has died in Kpaai District, Bong County.

Suspect Dolo is believed to be in his early 20s, allegedly stabbed the two arms of Ma Esther Yarkpawolo, whose real age has now been determined to be 91, with cutlass and allegedly damaged the victim’s right eye in early March.

Our correspondent says doctors in the county have attributed the death of victim Esther Yarkpawolo to the pains that she suffered from the incident.

The accused, it is alleged,told local authorities that he was provoked by his colleagues George Tokpa, Mitchel Kollie and Emmanuel Juah on Sunday, 3 March when they alleged that he was in a loving relationship with the 91 year – old victim Ma Yarkpawolo.

Following the alleged provocation, suspect Dolo allegedly inflicted wounds on the old lady with cutlass while she was in bed, leading to serious bleeding.

He alleged that his friends intended to denigrate his long – time – built character.

According to him, he did not act alone, alleging that there was a conspiracy between he and some of his colleagues from Palala, Kpaai District.

Police arrested Dolo and those he accused about a month ago and place them behind bars.
However the two persons that were alleged to have supported the act were later released, while the prime suspect, Jonathan Dolo remains behind bars awaiting court trial.

Suspect Dolo has stated that his intention was to kill the lady so that his colleagues can stop provoking him of having love affairs with her.

He says he jumped through the window and used an old cutlass to assault the old lady at a time he knew that there was no one around.

The incident, according to our correspondent, created fear among residents of the Kpaai District, with many calling for the death penalty to deter the further killings of innocent people.
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91 – year – old victim Esther’s killing brings to two, the reported killings in Kpaai District alone in recent times.

Another woman identified as BabygirlBallah was recently killed and placed in a rice bag by her boyfriend Samuel Dolo.Samuel Dolo is also behind bars awaiting court trial.

The victim, Babygirl was buried over the weekend in Dota, Kpaai District.

In a related Development, Bong County Police Superintendent Frederick Nappy has reaffirmed the Police’s commitment to battling criminal activities in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Commander Nappy says the police will do all it can to minimize criminal activities in Bong County.

He has called on residents of the County to work alongside the police.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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