Remains of the late Papee described as an alleged notorious criminal. Reports of mob violence across the country are becoming daily occurrence with the latest coming Jacksonville Community in Weala, Margibi County where a horrific scene of man believed to be in his late 20s only identified as Papee, was mercilessly flogged to death.
The victim was allegedly beaten by some angry residents of Weala, who described him as a notorious criminal, who had stolen from one of their neighbors in the community.
The NewDawn Margibi correspondent said the mob flogged the late Papee from elsewhere and brought him to Jacksonville community and finally killed him.
When this paper arrived at the scene, the appeared to still be alive, but eyewitnesses said they did know him, with some claiming that he was caught stealing in somebody’s house.
However, others pleaded for his life not to be taken away thru mob justice, stressing that the best way to solve such matter is to contact the police.
Angry residents were seen taking sticks, rocks and other dangerous objects to knock him.
They took off his clothes and chopped him, and vowed to kill him as the only way they could be satisfied.
For several minutes, he was bitterly dealt with before police arrived in Weala.
Initially when the crowd heard the police were coming, they ran, but returned after five minutes when there was no police around to rescue the victim.
The mob threatened to flog anybody who will stop them, arguing that criminals have no feeling or no remorse for their actions.
After the victim died, his body was placed near some of his colleagues, who they accused of being suspected criminals drew a demarcation around his remains.
Meanwhile, police in the area have begun investigating the matter after and called in local authorities for questioning in connection with the mob violence. Up to press time, no arrest was reported. Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi