Police in Gbarnga, Bong County, have launched a manhunt for Phillip Best low, the son of Bong County Superintendent, Esther Walker, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
Bestlow reportedly raped the girl on the night of July 26, last year, at the residence of his mother, on the Dementa Road in Gbarnga.
Bong County Police Commander, Fredrick Nepay, has confirmed that the case was reported since 28 July 2020, adding that the Phillip has been declared wanted by the Police but he is on the run.
However, the claim by Commissioner Nepay that “Philip is on the run,” has received counter-reactions, with Aaron Juakollie, the executive director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) describing the assertion as a clandestine maneuvering on the part of the police.
Mr. Juakollie claims that suspect Philip Bestlow has been plying the streets of Gbarnga freely and even driving his mother around Gbarnga.
Mr. Juakollie is demanding investigation into the alleged rape case involving the son of Superintendent Esther Walker.
According to him, the case was reported to the Women and Children Protection Section of the Bong County Police Detachment on 28 July, but the police are yet to arrest Philip and investigate the matter.
At a news conference recently in Gbarnga, Mr. Juakollie said he sensed a “clandestine maneuvering,” in an effort to compromise the case. He asserted that it would be selective justice if Philip Bestlow was not investigated.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley