The Liberia National Police or LNP has arrested, charge, and sent to court three suspects in Rivercess County for allegedly killing a 34-year-oldman, Samuel Dweyu. The suspects were arrested in the county for allegedly killing the late Dweyu, who was described as an unknown hunter.
The Liberia Broadcasting System or LBS Correspondent in the county quotes police charge sheet as detailing the accused they mistakenly took the late Samuel Dweyu as a suspected ritualistic killer, particularly as the country prepares for elections next year.
The correspondent said the suspects further claimed there have been serious problems in the county relative to children going missing from their parents’ houses with no specific information on their whereabouts, something which cannot be addressed by the county authorities, or the police.
The victim was reportedly a resident of electoral district #4, in the Morris Town community, Grand BassaCounty, who had been ill and went to seek spiritual healing from a native doctor in RiveressCounty when he met is demise.
The 2ndJudicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County recently sentenced three persons to death by hanging after they were convicted of killing one Nimely Tarr in August 2014 for ritualistic purpose.
According to records from the court, Samuel Targbehn, Emmanuel Juludoe and James Reeves extracted some of the deceased’s body parts, including private organs. The convicts are all residents of Paytoe Town in District #1, Grand Bassa County.
They were indicted for the crime of murder by the Grand Jury on March 2, 2015, for conspiring to commit murder in violation of Title 26, Chapter 14, and Section 14.1 of the Penal Law of Liberia.
According to the indictment, on August 9, 2014, the late Nimely Tarr left his Woe Town residence for Paytoe Town where he encountered the three men, who lured him to a nearby sugarcane farm and murdered him in cold blood.
The indictment revealed that while carrying on the act, one Omenga Zankpah saw the three convicts with a knife removing the late Tarr’s private organs and other body parts.
By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Jonathan Browne