By Lewis S. Teh
Montserrado county district#16Representative Dixon Seboe says the people of New Kru town would not rest until investigation into the January 19, 2022 stampede that left 29 persons, including women and children dead, and dozens of others admitted in hospitals is completed, and those found culpable face the law.
The stampede occurred as Christian worshippers returning from a Church crusade at the D. Twe sports ground in the municipal borough were reportedly attacked by criminals.
Speaking to State broadcaster ELBC Tuesday, 01 February in Paynesville outside Monrovia, Rep. Seboe said though he does not accuse anyone for now, anybody the Police will bring forward as suspect should be dealt with, according to law.
“We need to draw a line between the disadvantaged youths who are called zogoes, and common criminals to ascertain the facts about what took place, though we’re calling on the police for speedy investigation, again our people have to exercise restraint and stop making unnecessary statements”, he adds.
When asked whether the D. Twe field will still be used for crusade activities, the district lawmaker says that is not for him to decide right now, saying “Our focus now is to memorialize our people following that the usage of the field will be decided by the governor’s office or LFA.”
Founded in the 1920s, the Borough of New Kru town is a township located on Bushrod Island in district # 16, Montserrado County.
The victims were among thousands of other worshippers who trooped to the stadium for the healing and salvation crusade which was being hosted by renowned Liberian Apostle Abraham Kromah.
Apostle Kromah, who has been nicknamed “More Grace”, is the Founder and General Overseer for the World of Life Outreach Mission International (WOLOMI) located in a Monrovia suburb of New Georgia Estate. He is regarded for his spiritual ability to perform miracles during crusades, revivals and divine worship services.
The stampede occurred around 9 PM when news broke out that the disadvantaged youths, who were armed with knives, machetes and other deadly weapons overpowered and armed robbed the first group of worshippers that made their way out of the field shortly after the end of the crusade.
President George Weah has called for a full-scale investigation into the incident after he declared four days of mourning immediately following the tragedy here.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/liberia-28-confirmed-dead-after-stampede-at-crusade/ Editing by Jonathan Browne