A man believed to be in his forties has committed suicide in the Iron Gate Community in Gbarnga, Bong County. Saah Momo was found hanging in a public toilet last weekend residents of the community rushed on the scene to glance at his corpse.
According to a family member of the deceased, Saah had earlier stated that he would commit suicide due to some spiritual difficulties he had experienced. Augustus Flomo told reporters that the deceased had always complained of “people wasting ants on him and that they continue to chase him”.
Mr. Flomo explained that his late uncle was seen running and shouting around the community last Thursday night complaining of being followed. He told reporters that after his uncle was brought home, his complaint became more persistent with claims that “people were trying to burst the walls of his house” to kill him.
According to Mr. Flomo, despite the un-ending complaints, his late uncle had no physical harm on his body, further disclosing that the deceased started behaving abnormally since 2001 when he was severely flogged by personnel of former President Charles Taylor’s disbanded Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU).
He added that his late uncle spent several weeks in jail on the farm of the former president where the ATU soldiers were assigned, following which he narrowly escaped into a nearby bush when he was assisted by hunters in reaching his destination. He said the deceased’s continuous threat to commit suicide was always a major concern to the family.
Meanwhile, the Liberia National Police in Gbarnga, Bong County last Friday set up a 15-man jury to examine the body of the late Saah Momo.