Police investigators in Monrovia say pieces of evidence gathered from the crime scene have established that elite presidential guard Executive Protection Service (EPS) Special Agent Bobby N. Calphin died by hanging himself.
“During police preliminary investigation, pieces of evidence gathered from the crime scene established that he died by hanging himself,” Police Spokesman Moses Carter said Friday, 8 June at the Police Headquarters.
The late Officer Calphin was assigned with Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor. He is alleged to have left a note in his pocket containing a list of those he was indebted to in the tune of US$401.00.
Calphin was found dead in one of the bedrooms in his unfinished house located within the A.B. Tolbert Road Community in Paynesville after sending his wife Kebbeh Calphin to the market.
Police Spokesman Carter says the Homicide Unit of the Liberia National Police (LNP) launched an immediate investigation into circumstances that led to the death of Mr. Calphin.
He notes that on 2 June, the deceased EPS officer was discovered dead in the said unfinished bedroom with rope hanging on his neck. The police say items discovered on the body of the deceased have been turned over to his wife Kebbeh Calphin.
The police add that the body of the deceased has also been turned over to the family for preservation pending further police investigation. In another development, police have announced the arrest of an alleged notorious armed robber named Michael Sawoe, alias One Million.
Police Spokesman Carter says the arrest was made Thursday, 7 June in the Pipe Line Community in Paynesville. The police profiled suspect Sawoe to have allegedly been involved in series of terrible armed robbery operations which include an incident at the God’s Willing Gas Station in Careysburg, an incident in which victim Teah Bull and his wife were shot and LRD$600,000.00 taken away on 5 April 2018.
According to police, suspect Sawoe was also involved in another armed robbery operation at the state – run University of Liberia on 11 December 2017, making away with LRD$1,432,490.00.
According to Carter, suspect Sawoe was also ring leader of an armed robbery operation at the 72nd Community in Paynesville on 6 June 2018, holding security guards at a car parking lot under gun point before making away with five motorbikes.
He is also claimed to have led another armed robbery attack at the Pipe Line Turning Point in Paynesville on 17 January in which he also put security guards under gun point at a car parking lot, making away with five motorbikes and other properties. According to Mr. Carter, seven of the stolen motorbikes have been retrieved so far.
By Winston W. Parley