Authorities at the Liberia National Police or LNP say they are seeking information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of a Fula businessman only identified as Bah in whose alleged abandoned well the lifeless body of 30 – year – old market woman Kebbeh Johnson was discovered last Thursday, 20 April.
Police Spokesman Sam Collins told the NewDawn during a chat on Monday, 24 April at the LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill that information obtained by the police revealed that the well was dug by suspect Bah for the sole purpose of providing water for the construction of several stores.
Collins says the police want to establish from Mr. Bah why he declined to close the abandoned well following the completion of his construction project, thus resulting to the loss of life. Mr. Collins says police have obtained information suggesting that the late Kebbeh reportedly dropped into the well while attempting to siton its opened top.
He further says police are also seeking information about a man whowitnesses claimed had raised alarm that Kebbeh was in the abandonedwell to assist the investigation.
The LNP spokesman points out that after a careful examination of thedeceased remains, there was no foul play observed and as such thepolice have turned over the remains to the bereaved family.
He says the family has subsequently transferred the remains to the Alfred Butler Funeral Home in Bernard Farm Community outside Paynesville. Prior to her death, witnesses say Kebbeh had her traditional diary ceremony at her residence where she was later found dead in an abandoned well.
Meanwhile, the uncle of the late Kebbeh Johnson Mr. William Barco isappealing to government to assist the two children that the deceasedleft behind to further their education. The children include a male and a female, respectively.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Winston W. Parley