An unidentified man believed to be in his early 20s, was found dead over the weekend around the Liberia Mining Company (LMC) compound in the St. Paul Bridge Community on Bushrod Island.
An eyewitness told our reporter that the man may have been killed by angry mob over alleged stealing. He was found covered with a piece of cloth around the LMC compound on the road leading to the Merlin Compound.
At about 8am on Friday, May 31, 2013, the deceased’s face was seen with deep wound that appeared to have resulted from mob action. The corpse was already covered by unknown persons prior to the arrival of community dwellers on the scene of the incident on Friday.
Notwithstanding, parts of the corpse were exposed to the public, creating the possibility to view wounds sustained as he may have been completely strapped naked by mob. Wounds were also seen on the head and stomach, respectively. Up to the departure of our reporter by 12pm, the police had not visited the area, though there is a depot within the community.
Another eyewitness speaking on condition of anonymity said, “The man was not a resident of the community, but came to steal on Thursday night, at which time he was killed.”
Also, a permanent resident of the community, who only identified herself as Fatu, told our reporter that “during the night hours on Thursday, she heard people shouting- Rogue! Rogue! Rogue!” But Fatu said she could not come out because it was late.
Fatu also expressed strong believe that the unknown man may have come to steal and was therefore caught in the process and killed by angry mob. But a motorcyclist identified as Sundayboy said ‘he knew the deceased to be a female nails designer, expressing shock that the man had been killed over alleged stealing activities.
Sundayboy however said he did not know any relative of the man. “I have always seen him with his basket; but I do not know any of his family members,” he concluded.