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The goat soup distributer, severely flogged in River Gee at a funeral service by nine members of a fraternity group United Brothers Friendship or UBF for not recognizing them, is “in a very troubling condition,” River Gee County Attorney Mr. Wesseh A. Wesseh has disclosed.

Atty. Wesseh told the NewDawn newspaper Thursday afternoon, 28 January that Victim Amos Pokar was placed in “intensive care” at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County upon arrival there early yesterday morning for further treatment. 

“His condition is very terrible. His condition is very bad, but we pray to God that he will survive … he’s in the intensive care unit,” Attorney Wesseh said, adding that victim Pokar was “bleeding with blood.”

The Victim, 23, was allegedly beaten mercilessly by the nine UBF men for not giving their share of the goat soup he oversaw at the funeral of a deceased UBF member who was also said to have hailed from a Lutheran Church in Palipo, River Gee County.

Pokar, who the County Attorney said, was not a member of the UBF fraternity, but rather a member of a youth group from Dweh-bo in Palipo, got severely attacked by the angry UBF men for not recognizing them while sharing the goat soup with families, friends and sympathizers at the funeral rite.

Tussle erupted between the UBF and the Palipo Lutheran Church members at the funeral service where victim Porak was attacked for goat soup. He, however, said the nine UBF attackers were arrested by police in River Gee, investigated, charged and sent to court for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

While in police custody for investigation, their fraternity brothers dressed in UBF clothes mobilized to move against the police station to demand the release of their arrested colleagues. But Attorney Wesseh said he advised them to the leave police to do their work, warning that they would be held accountable for whatever happened in the process of preventing police action.

At the end, he said the UBF immediately withdrew and police completed their investigation, charging the nine UBF suspects with “attempted murder and aggravated assault.” They were sent to the Fish Town Magisterial Court for trial on Tuesday, 26 January; but the magistrate there immediately committed the suspects to the Fish Town Central Prison awaiting trial.

They are expected to be indicted in the February Term of Court 2016 to face prosecution.

Winston W. Parley-Edited by George Barpeen

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