Fear and grieve have gripped citizens in Maryland County, southeast Liberia over the gruesome death of a 54-year-old employee of the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper City.
The late John Yao Seshi, whose lifeless body was discovered inside the bathroom of his residence, lying in a pool of blood, was chief mechanic of the Tubman University.The incident occurred near Green and McGill Street in Harper on Monday, July 27, 2020 at evening hours. The deceased’s 17-year-old daughter, Musu Wilson narrates that she discovered the sudden death of her late father Monday evening after a neighbor asked her to use their bathroom, but noticed the bathroom door was locked.
Musu continues that she didn’t know who was in the bathroom but when the person couldn’t respond or come out for a long time, she decided to again knock at the door.
She adds that despite knocking the door for several times, no one answer, so she decided to forcibly open the bathroom, but to her utmost surprise, she saw her late father lying in a pool of blood in the bathtub.
Musu explains that prior to the incident, her mother, who is a health worker, had already left the house for the Joseph Jenkins Dosson Memorial Hospital, the largest referral hospital in the county to commence her 6pm shift the same day.
She says actual cause of her father’s death is yet to be established but recalls that on Sunday, July 26, 2020, her dad held a conversation with three (3) of his friends, who are yet to be identified and the three gentlemen left subsequently after the discussion. However, she claims that her late father was being hunted without stating by whom.
Information gathered by the New Dawn correspondent in Pleebo, reveals the late John Yao Seshi was found dead in his bathtub in a pool of blood with a knife by his side. Eyewitnesses who actually viewed the corpse disclosed that it was stained with blood and cuts on the neck and stomach.
Meanwhile, the Crimes Investigation Division (CID) of the Liberia National Police in the county has embarked on a probe to establish the cause of death.
The Police have invited the deceased’s daughter and widow, and the three unidentified friends, who came at his residence for discussion and left prior to his death along with others for questioning.
Besides, community residents are also carrying on their own investigation as to whether the late John Yao Seshi was murdered or he committed suicide. Similar suspicious death occurred recently in Tagba Town, Gedetarbo, Cavalla Rubber Plantation, in Maryland County when a 52-year-old man was discovered dead in his bedroom.
By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland–Editing by Jonathan Browne