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Police probe 3 suspects for murder

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By Lewis S. Teh

The Liberia National Police says it is investigating three suspects in connection to the gruesome killing of an elderly woman, who was discovered dead in Samukai Town, Upper Caldwell, Montserrado County.

Police spokesman Moses Carter said if probable cause is established linking the suspects to the incident, they will be charged and forwarded to court.

What we detest is for individuals of different intent best known to themselves to parade information that is far from the truth”, Carter said during a press briefing at the Ministry of Information in Monrovia.

He frowned at some Liberians in the diaspora and elsewhere who will not verify information given them but will hold it at face value.

He said offices of the LNP are open to the public to verify information about any ongoing investigation, saying “Let’s us be interested in getting the facts because it’s the facts that will give us the real story.”

At the same time, he said the police had heard series of testimonies of some citizens who claimed to survived from ritualistic killers, specifically pointing out a case involving a lady who claimed recently she was picked up by unknown men who placed a white handkerchief on her face near Cao Cola Factory in Redlight, Paynesville, who took her away for ritualistic killing but let her loose because of her menstrual period.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it will interest you to know since that lady left our headquarters to seek medical attention, she is yet to be found.”

He cited another incident involving a man who claimed he was kidnapped from Monrovia and taken to Gbartala, Bong County but managed to survive.

“We invited him to our headquarters to help us with the investigation; since he left to make a phone call, he’s yet to return”, the Police spokesman said. 

He noted the work of the police is not to trash out any narration made by any citizen, but rather to hold such narration at face value and establish the facts.

In less than a month, the number of murder-related deaths involving women is not only scary but attention-drawing though no one seems to be listening, not even the government.

The attacks range from domestic violence to ritualistic killings that specifically target women with some of the victims narrowly escaping their captors by the skin of their teeth. To cite but a few, a young lady was discovered murdered on September 18th along the beach in Sinkor, Monrovia. Next, a female survivor narrated her ordeal from riding a commercial bike when a male passenger that sat behind suffocated her by placing a handkerchief on her face, forcing her to go unconscious. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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