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Two men fight over a lady, commit suicide

By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland County

Two men identified as G. Rascoe Miller, 54, and Dwen, age 32 have died from what is believed to be a suicide over a woman.

According to sources, 54-year-old Rascoe died on Saturday, June 4, after allegedly drinking a substance believed to be formaldehyde. He was rushed to J J Dossen Memorial Hospital in Harper City, Maryland County, where he was pronounced dead after all efforts by doctors failed to have him recover.

Narrating the entire ordeal to reporters in Harper, Maryland County electoral district#1, sources said the deceased reportedly took his own life in the New Kru Town community following a serious confrontation between him and his fiancée.

Sources continue that the deceased felt frustrated in the process on grounds that his fiancée believed to be in her early 26 was in an extra love affair with another man.

Sources disclosed that it all started on Friday, June 3, 2022, when the deceased reportedly caused a disturbance at the home of his fiancée, where a group of students had gone camping for the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or WASSCE.

The late Dwen, struggling for life before he passed

This paper also gathered the late Miller was seen holding a bottle containing a liquid substance, threatening the mother of his fiancée and her classmate that he would have sprayed chemical on her because she refused to turn her daughter over to him.

The matter, according to sources, was immediately reported to the Liberia National Police in Harper but the deceased escaped the area.

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He was later found at his fiancée’s mother’s house in New Kru Town at about around 8:00 PM by the Police. But sources said when he noticed there were police around and no way to escape, he then opened the bottle and drank it before falling to the ground.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but nurses at the hospital pronounced him dead after some hours.

The deceased was a resident of River Gee County but migrated to Maryland about a year ago, where he lived in New Harper Community and was described as a very popular and outspoken person.

The Liberia National Police in the county has launched an investigation into the matter.

At the same time, a 32-year-old resident of Pleebo, Maryland County electoral district#2 has died from woman frustration after he drank Caustic Soda.

The deceased only identified as Dweh, drank the Caustic on Monday, June 7, 2022.

According to the deceased’s youngest sister, the late Dweh paid her a visit on Sunday, June 6, 2022, and she noticed that he wasn’t looking well.

“So, I asked him after giving him food, but he didn’t explain much to me. What I could only remember him telling me was, that he has been frustrated by his girlfriend. So, I told him to forget about it, but I never knew he could’ve done this to himself”, the deceased’s youngest sister explained.

She continued that it was regrettable that her older brother had killed himself for what is believed to be frustration over a woman.

“What so great about this one girl for which my brother has died? Is she different from other women?” She asks.

The deceased didn’t die on the spot where he drank the substance. He was rushed to the Pleebo Health Center, but nurses at the facility referred him to JJ Dossen Memorial Hospital in Harper where he was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

Their deaths have drowned public concern with some saying they shouldn’t have taken their own lives even if they were so frustrated.

This paper tried reaching out to those girlfriends with the disease but it proved unsuccessful. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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