The Liberia National Police Bong County Detachment has launched a vigorous man hunt for a 22-year-old man identified as Sakie Kollie, for allegedly killing his wife Bendu Yah in Fenlah, Fumah District, Bong County.
According to sources, victim Bendu and her husband Sackie had been having serious misunderstanding prior to her death on Monday, 11 December. Eyewitnesses narrate to the New Dawn that prior to the attack Sackie had allegedly threatened to kill Bendu without providing any reason.
Before her death, the late Bendu and Sackie born three children one of whom reported contracted an undisclosed sickness since the death of her mother. The 21-year-old victim is said to have been murdered by her husband, using cutlass, according to report of a fifteen-man jury set up to examine the body.
The jury reports that one of the arms of the late Bendu Yah was chopped off and an inflicted wound was in her hand indicative of mark of a cutlass. Eyewitnesses informed the jury that Sackie Kollie was lastly seen taking the same road that his late wife Bendu followed during the conflict, and the same evening, her remains were found on their farm road.
Sackie had since disappeared and is yet to be seen. Speaking to this paper, Bong County Police Crime Services Division (CSD) Commander John Kellenso Flomo says a vigorous search has been launched by the police, assisted by residents of the area for the arrest of the suspect.
Commander Kellenso continues that officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) including the Police Support Unit (PSU) have been deployed into the bushes to find Sackie, who is reportedly on the run.
The situation has created fear among residents of Bong County, some of whom have expressed shock over the alleged act of Sacke Kollie. This is the third time that a man has reportedly murdered his wife in the county since this year.
The first murder took place in Cow Farm community, Zota District involving victim Doris Yahn and her husband Moses Porkpah, who is currently serving life imprisonment after court trial.
Barley a month after Moses Porkpah was sentenced, another man identified as Awalayah Tokpah allegedly murdered his wife Korto Mulbah. Awalayah, like Sackie, is yet to be arrested by the Police and brought to justice.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Gbarnga— Editing by Jonathan Browne