Angry residents of Caldwell Township in Montserrado County mob to death a notorious armed robber identified as Prince Sackie, a.k.a. ‘Castro’ in an apparent jungle justice. The residents lament that their community has not had peace since the deceased entered the township.
“Since this guy moved in this township, particularly this Benson Street community, residents have not had any peace, as the result of his armed robbing activities that he had engaged into”, a resident of the community explained to this paper on Monday, 16 April in an interview.
Residents described the late Prince as leader of a group that goes around in the community, armed robbing people at night, noting that every time they tried contacting the police, he would momentarily leave the community until the security left the scene.
Amos Jackson: “I’m not surprised today to see this body, I knew this day would have come where we residents of this community would be in peace; we tried warning him, but he refused.”
According to Amos, since ‘Castro” and his accomplices started terrorizing the community, they made every effort in getting the police’s attention, but the only response that came from the police authorities was they will see what they can do about the matter, and at such, they were living in continuous fear of being attacked, while coming from work at night.
But another resident, Jessica Dweh, narrates that the late Prince was the only guy, who escaped after police had arrested three suspected armed robbers at the Zone 6 Police Station in Brewerville City, Montserrado County.
It may be recalled that Chief Superintendent for the zone Blama Yancy reported that he received a call from one of the residents of his controlled area that they were attacked by armed robbers, and he was able to go on the scene to inquire further information.
Superintendent Yancy explains that the police took those robbers who were wounded in the process to Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town for medication after which they will be forwarded to court.
He notes that those arrested at the time admitted to all of the crimes that have been committed recently in district #17, and other surrounding districts in Montserrado.
At the same time he says the police seized all arms and bullets that were used by the criminals in that operation. Armed robbery is gradually on the rise again across Monrovia and its environs with residents complaining daily of victimization. The latest victim is a lad Wilson Forkpa, who was reportedly shot twice in his abdomen on 2 April at his parents’ residence in Sonniwein Community, Clay Street, Monrovia and subsequently died.
Several persons including a prime suspect, “Shake it; Shake it” have been arrested in connection with the murder.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne