Police are investigating a street brutality that has led one victim Albert George believed to be a passenger stabbed to near death. The victim whose condition is said to be critical has been admitted at the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. Reports say his chances of survival are slim.
Eyewitnesses said the incident which occurred, in Toe Town started when the driver of a truck belonging to the Tubman University in Harper, Maryland County claimed that, that Albert rained insults at him prompting him to order his carboy (conductor) to detain Albert until the police could be contacted.
It was in the process of waiting for the police that Siafa Kamara, who has been identified as the conductor (Carboy) onboard the truck, broke an empty jam jar (big bottle) and reportedly stabbed Albert George multiple times from his forehead down, leaving him helpless.
Siafa, has since been remanded in police custody in Toe Town and is expected to be arraigned before court today Monday, with the charge of aggravated assault.
Reports say the driver left the scene in search of police officers before the conductor allegedly assaulted Albert. Albert, said to be a resident of Toe Town, allegedly pointed flashlight at the driver (name undisclosed) of the truck last Friday night.
When the driver inquired why the flashlight was pointed at him, the victim allegedly rained insults at him which led him (driver) to order his conductor to hold onto Albert until the police could be contacted.
Meanwhile, heavy storms have destroyed scores of tents at the Dugee Refugees Camp in Grand Gedeh County, leaving several refugees without shelter. The victims told this paper how a tree fell on their shelters, leaving most of them homeless. They have appealed to the UNHCR and other charitable institutions in the county for assistance.