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Man arrested for attempted murder

The Liberia National Police in Pleebo, Maryland County Electoral district#2 has arrested 27-year-old Henry Weah for attempting to murder a motorcyclist in the district.

According to Police’s preliminary investigation, Suspect Henry Weah came from Sinoe on Sunday, October 31, 2021, and spent a night at the house of his oldest brother only identified as Papa God in Zone 11, New Pleebo community before making his way to Ivory Coast on Monday.

Narrating his ordeal, Victim Samuel Dialeh, a commercial motorcyclist said, on Monday, November 1, 2021, while in traffic, Suspect Henry Weah stopped him around Big Market Road and hired his service to take him (Dialeh) to the  Pleebo Parking.

The victim continued that when they arrived at the parking, he stopped to allow the suspect to change money and when Weah returned, he asked Samuel to take him to the border through Barreken for a fare of LRD$1,800.

Alleged weapons used

Victim Dialeh explained that when he charged the suspect the amount, Samuel Weah asked him to show him where gold is sold and also to take him to his oldest brother’s house in New Pleebo.

“When we got there, we met his oldest brother and the three (3) of us got on the bike and came to the parking around the big market road. We stopped again and he went to the shop to sell the gold but I don’t know the total amount, but I saw the man giving him money.”

Victim Dialeh narrated that after the suspect received the money; he gave some to his (Weah’s) oldest brother and paid him the transport fare of LRD1, 800.

“So we picked up for the border, using the Barreken way but when we got almost around the border, we stopped and he started telling me that I should turn around and pass-thru Daykay town border, so we came back and passed through the Cavalla Rubber Corporation and came to Gedetarbo.”

He continued “We passed through and reached to Daykay town checkpoint and the security checked us and we passed but reaching in the town under a palm tree I felt a sharp pain on my back and I stopped quickly but while stopping the suspect was still chopping me with a knife”, he alleged.

“But when I came down from the bike we started fighting over the knife; he overpowered me so I started shouting until one man came to my rescue and brought me to the checkpoint, while I was bleeding”, he lamented.

According to the Police charge sheet, Suspect Weah has been charged with multiple crimes, ranging from robbery, criminal conspiracy, criminal attempt to commit murder, and aggravated assault, respectively.

The crime is in violation of Sections 14.1, 15.32, 10.1, and 14.1 of the Revised Penal Law of the Republic of Liberia hence, Suspect Weah is being detained at the Pleebo prison, awaiting court trial.

Though the suspect denied the allegation and claimed it was the victim instead, who attempted to kill him, he spent a night behind bar before Police forwarded him to the Pleebo Magisterial Court.

A similar situation this year occurred in Pleebo on 20th March, when a suspect identified as Moses Mlarmah allegedly murdered a motorcyclist.

Angry protesters, including commercial motorcyclists, subsequently set ablaze the residence of Speaker Bhofal Chambers’ and a prison compound, demanding a speedy investigation into the gruesome murder of the cyclist.

The protesters threw stones and erected roadblocks, demanding speedy investigation for the sudden death of the late Modeciou Nyemah, a commercial motorcyclist who was gruesomely murdered by Moses Mlarmah.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/liberia-signs-of-an-emerging-death-squad/ Editing by Jonathan Browne


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