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Son kills father in fight

A 22 year-old defendant Momo Jallah, has been sent to the Magisterial Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia on charge of murdering his father during a fight that erupted when the father had confronted him over claims by his younger sister of attempting on several occasions to rape her.

A police charge sheet details that defendant Jallah told investigators he shoved his father’s head two times on the wall to release himself during the scuffle; and that he additionally took a piece of plank with nails and struck his father’s head.

The victim, Augustine K. Jallah and his children were said to be residing in Dry Rice Market community, Barnerville Township, Montserrado County where witnesses alleged that he got killed by his son on March 6, 2015 at 7pm.

The late Augustine’s 11-year-old daughter, who alarmed that her older brother Momo, had on three occasions made sexual attempts on her, further told police that the suspect would beat her whenever she refuses his sexual demands.

After the girl complained to her father, the police claimed suspect Momo got annoyed at his father and pushed his head in the “coal pot” at a time the father was questioning him if he wanted to rape one of the triplets that lived in the house with him.

One of the triplets had died on Christmas Eve, 2014 after she was allegedly beaten by an unnamed boy, while the other was still somewhere in Redlight, Paynesville allegedly involved in  drug abuse.

The 11 year-old sister told police that her brother Momo fled to Gbarnga, Bong County at his bigger sister’s house after committing the crime in Monrovia, but was subsequently arrested.

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The police charged sheet said the defendant narrated that his little sister misbehaved towards him by damaging a radio. However, the sister also  complained to their father that Momo did not give her food after cooking in the house and that he also attempted to rape her.

The police continued that the defendant claimed his father got vexed and started beating him in the living room so he shoved his father’s head two times on the “wall” to release himself. Because his father was still holding him, the defendant allegedly took plank and hit his father’s head.

The police also quoted a witness, William Gray, as narrating that he heard his (Gray’s) son Elijah, alarming that Momo and his father Augustine were engaged in a fight.

The witness said when he came out, he saw Momo knocking a two-by-two plank on his father’s head at about 7 to 8pm before escaping the scene through the back of the house.

Witness Gray alleged that victim Augustine dropped on the ground and bled profusely from the back of his head as his (Gray’s) wife pointed her phone light on the deceased.

Continuing, Gray said he immediately sent for his bigger son to get a wheelbarrow in which they conveyed the victim to a community clinic called Kamara Community Clinic in Bassa Town.

Another witness, Joseph Wolobah, told police that he was informed through phone call from one Weedor Kesser that defendant Momo had beaten his father with plank on his head.

By Winston W. Parley

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