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Police charge another wife killer 

By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan

Police in Gbarnga have charged and sent to court Kokulo Kpaquoi, a 58-year-old man for allegedly murdering his wife, Nowai Yaekpawolo.

Kokulo after being charged attributed his action to the alleged refusal of the victim to have given an LD$500 that was generated from a cane juice sale.

He said the woman mismanaged the money that he suffered to get.

“I killed her because she refused to give my money”.

“Each time I give her money, or someone gives her money for me, she will use it without my approval. I asked her for the money, but she instead started to say a different thing” he adds.

According to the Defendant, he didn’t expect the woman to die; however, eyewitness accounts that he allegedly used cutlass to kill the woman.

Our Bong County Correspondent says this is the second time in less than three weeks that a man has killed his wife.

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The first incident occurred in Bong County electoral District #1 where a man killed his wife for bush meat.

Meanwhile, some citizens of the County have expressed sadness over the situation, calling for speedy justice in the matter.

Some are even calling on the legislature to make new laws that would ensure death penalty for Murders in the Country.

“The only thing Liberia needs now is strong law. People still have the civil war minds. Some of them feelings for humans have been lost so they can do anything at any time. If we have laws that will mandate the death penalty for anyone who does wrong, it will be okay” Naomi Jensen, a woman rights activist told NewDawn.

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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