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The Liberia National Police (LNP) says a 24 – year – old man Amadu F. Gray and his two accomplices have killed a motorcyclist victim Abdulaye B. V. Johnson and took away the victim’s motorbike to sell it and settle a debt of LD$18,000, which might be a little over US$100.

Police say suspect Gray was allegedly indebted to his boss only identified as Mr. Weah the amount of LD$18,000, and in his desperation to pay this amount, he chose to take away the victim’s life so as to sell the deceased’s motorbike and then use the proceeds to clear his alleged debt.

In a release issued over the weekend, the LNP indicated that suspect Amadu F. Gray, alias ‘Twenty One missed calls’, and a resident of the Caldwell community had been charged with murder and sent to court to face trial.

During police investigation, suspect Gray is alleged to have revealed that on 28 December 2020, he and his accomplices, Rambo and T. Boy to be identified, lured victim Abdulaye B. V. Johnson to take them on the Bomi High way to be paid.

He further explained that, upon their arrival at Kalgbah, Dewein District, Bomi County, they killed victim Johnson with a cutlass and dumped his lifeless body in the bush and fled to Monrovia with his motorbike.

Suspect Amadu Gray is said to have narrated that they took victim Johnson’s bike at his Caldwell, New Georgia residence with the intention to sell it and settle a debt of LRD18,000.00 he (suspect Gray) owed his boss Mr. Weah.

Additionally, police say they gathered that the abandoned lifeless body was discovered by a farmer on 31 December 2020, while the three suspects have since been hiding in separate locations since their return until police tip-off.

Based upon the foregoing circumstances coupled with evidence, suspect Amadu F. Gray has been sent to Court in Tubmanburg, Bomi County for prosecution in violation of Chapter 14, Subchapter A, Section 14.1 of the revised Penal code of the Republic of Liberia, while his accomplice, Rambo is charged likewise pending his arrest and probe.

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