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Police probe death of Little Tamma

By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland County

Police in Maryland County, southeast Liberia are probing the death of a 7-year-old girl who allegedly drowned in a pit in Gbaklike, Barrobo Statutory District, Maryland.

Little Clarence Tamma, according to the Police, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Feloken Community Clinic after she reportedly drowned at about 7:30 pm on Sunday, January 29, in a pit dug by her father for dubbing purpose.

Police report details that the deceased was turned over to the bereaved family for burial by Barrobo District authorities prior to investigators’ arrival on the scene.

Jacob Tamma, father of the late Clarence Tamma, narrates that he had accompanied his wife to Gbawiliken, a neighboring community for her uncle’s funeral when news of the death of their daughter hit the family.

According to him, he left Little Clarence Tamma in the care of her grandmother, elder brother and his fiancé, but they are yet to explain how the minor drowned in a pit behind their residence.

Mr. Tamma says he does not recall his late daughter having any medical complication prior to her death hence, he is disappointed in residents of the town for failure to initiate an investigation.

He discloses that the late Little Clarence was a kindergarten student of the Gbakliken Elementary School.

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The Liberia National Police says it regrets the hasty turnover of the deceased for burial by local officials in the area, as the situation has a propensity to undermine ongoing investigation.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jacob Tamma 46, and his wife Betty Tamma, age 40, including several others are currently being interrogated by the Police Crime Service Division despite the fact that the minor has been buried. https://thenewdawnliberia.com/maryland-county-to-benefit-from-us6m-storage-facility/Editing by Jonathan Browne

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