The fourth judicial circuit court in Harper City, Maryland County, southeast Liberia sentences Patience Doplah, age 25 for two years after her conviction for aggravated assault.
Doplah committed the crime in January 2018 against a minor Arma Geply, who she punished for eating her kept food by burning her hands in fire in Zone 11 community, Pleebo Sodoken Statutory District, Maryland County.
Police arrested and charged her for the cruelty against the child and eventually sent her to court for trial.The Pleebo Magisterial court forwarded the case to the 4th judicial circuit court in Harper because it was beyond its trial jurisdiction.
Speaking in open court, Patience Doplah admitted to committing the crime and was seeing crying, asking for mercy. The court presided over by his Honor, Judge Nelson Tokpah, brought down a guilty verdict after she admitted to the crime and was sentenced for two years at the Harper Central Prison.
Meanwhile, report gathered by this paper says the victim and her mother has since traveled to the Unites States for proper medication and rehabilitation after spending several weeks at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in Monrovia.
The Independent Human Rights Commission monitor in Maryland, S. Boniface Nyema, lauds the court for dispensing justice, adding that it will serve as deterrence.
By George K. Momo/Maryland County –Editing by Jonathan Browne