Authorities at the Liberia National Police (LNP) have observed fears that continues reports of mysterious deaths can create a high level of insecurity. The police made the observation while releasing a report charged with separate cases of murder and other hideous crimes here.
“Because if people continue to just die in such form and manner, what it does is that it creates a high level of insecurity among our people. That’s why we are not taking this investigation lightly. This administration is taking it very serious and we will get to the bottom of it,” Moses Carter, Police Spokesman told journalists Thursday, 20 December.
Mr. Carter was addressing concerns over the status of the probe into the mysterious death of 15 – year old Vivian Wright who was reportedly gang raped, murdered and dumped in a fence by unknown persons in New Georgia this month.
He assures the public that the police have to go beyond by making sure that “people who die mysteriously, their death do not go unpunished-meaning people will have to account for them.
He says people should be arrested and made to face the full weight of the law. According to Mr. Carter, police are speaking to people who occupy the fence in which Vivian’s corpse was dumped.
Police say Vivian was reported to have left her home in New Georgia on 13 December 2018 and did not return until her body was discovered lying near a white fence at the back of a compound said to be owned by Mr. and Mrs. Thonkollie.
Beside Vivian’s case, police say they are investigating the alleged murder incident that occurred on the Gold Camp in Grand Cape Mount County this month.
On 13 December, police say victim Elijah Bonah was discovered dead in his bed room with stabbing marks on his chest, left side of his abdomen and on the back.
His body has been deposited at a local funeral home in the County for preservation while investigation goes on, Mr. Carter says.
Further in Bong County, Mr. Carter says the police detachment there has also arrested, investigated, charged and sent to court a 62 year-old man for alleged rape and murder respectively.
The Spokesman says on 11 December, the Deacon of a Methodist Church in Bong County identified as Patrick Flomo was arrested when one of his female members identified as Yarmah Flomo, a 50 years old woman was found dead in his bed room.
During police investigation, Mr. Carter says it was established that the Church went on a conference in a Town called Garwoquelleh Town where the victim and other Church members were given a lodging area, but the victim’s corpse was discovered in the Deacon’s room the next day.
Police say Deacon Flomo allegedly admitted having sexual intercourse with the deceased, but denied killing her.Additionally, Mr. Carter says the police detachment in Sinoe County has arrested three suspects in connection with torturing of two persons that led to the death of one victim.
The other victim is being admitted at the government Hospital in the County, he says.Suspects Mashall Gbalay, (49), Anthony Karmo, (47), and a man only identified as Soro were arrested on 14 December in Johnny Town for their alleged involvement in the torturing of victim Wolet Nyeawah.
The 22 year – old victim Wolet is said to have died following the alleged torture; while victim Florence Torkleamah got admitted at the hospital in the County.They were allegedly tortured based on accusations of being witch crafts who had allegedly eaten [killed] a one year-old boy.
In a related development, Mr. Carter says a suspect who was being investigated by police for allegedly buying a stolen phone was pronounced dead by doctor on arrival at the John F. Kennedy Hospital.
Mr. carter says the late Oscar Calphen was identified as the stolen phone buyer and invited at the Zone Eight Police Substation based on the account of suspect Johnson Wilson’s testimony.
Wilson had been arrested on 9 December for stealing and selling complainant Kebeh Kollie’s Itel Phone.Police say the late Oscar Calphen was being interviewed when he went slowly and laid in the chair helplessly before being rushed to the JFK and pronounced dead.
By Winston W. Parley