A 23-year-old has been charged with murder for allegedly beating his pregnant wife to death in Kokoyah Statutory District in Bong County.
The accused, Morris Duo, is now being held at the Gbarnga Central Prison in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The chief of crime services division of the Bong County police detachment, inspector Alvin James, told this paper the incident recently occurred in Botota when the deceased and her husband engaged in bitter argument over the manner in which he treated her children she had with another man prior to their relationship.
Eyewitness account established that Morris became very furious about the allegation made against him by the deceased, Kebbeh Johnson, which led to both of them getting in fist-fight at which time Morris allegedly kicked her in the stomach.
Kebbeh, who was nine months pregnant, immediately descended on the ground in pain and was rushed to the Botota Clinic for medical attention where she remained and gave birth to a dead baby the next day.
After the still birth, according to family members, her condition became very complicated, resulting to profuse bleeding and subsequently pronounced dead, while clinic staff were arranging for ambulance to transfer the victim to the C.B. Dunbar Maternity House in Gbarnga.
In a brief chat with this paper, Morris lamented the situation, blaming it on the work of the devil and pleading for mercy. He is expected to appear in court shortly to face prosecution.
In a related development, police in Gbarnga have arrested a lady identified Kebbeh Howard for allegedly stealing a three-week-old baby in Brooklyn Community.
According to the police crime services division in Gbarnga, Kebbeh reportedly kidnapped the child under the guise of providing care while the infant’s mother had gone for water, and immediately boarded a commercial vehicle with the baby wrapped in a piece of cloth at the Lofa Parking in Gbarnga and took off for Zorzor, Lofa County.
She was however arrested in Salayea District, enroute to Zorzor when the Bong County Police detachment alerted their counterparts in Lofa County. The 18-yr-old suspected kidnapper is currently in detention, pending trial.