Jefferson Johnson, whose corpse photo is above this story was reportedly stabbed to death by one Daniel Grear in Gboleyville, Zwedru City in Grand Gedeh County on Monday, April 18, at 11:00PM during fight over a girlfriend identified as Patience Gaye.
According to Smile FM in Zwedru,the accused, Daniel Grear, who claims to be the proper boyfriend of Patience Gaye, had entered in her bedroom earlier unknown to her, and apparently set an ambush for the late Jefferson, who was also expected to spend the night there. According to neighbors, when Jefferson entered, he was immediately attacked by Daniel, who had hidden inside the room, killing him instantly.
Other residents disclosed that Daniel and Patience were ex-lovers, and that relationship has since ended.
The suspect is reportedly a 2007/2008 graduate of the Zwedru Multilateral High School. Patience Gaye and her current boyfriend Jefferson Johnson could not enter the room because her ex-lover Daniel Grear had entered and locked the door so they immediately called in the police but before the police arrived on the scene, Jefferson was already dead. The accused is said to be in police custody, undergoing interrogation.
At the same time a 37 year-old pastor of the Salvation Christ Delivering Ministry of Redlight in Paynesville is facing criminal investigation into the alleged murder of a 23 year-old man – Patrick Yeah, whom he had allegedly warned to stay away from his wife before the incident.
Pastor James Molubah was seen at the Liberia National Police Headquarters in Monrovia on Monday, 18 April, but was not permitted to speak to journalists. Prior to victim Yeah’s death about two weeks ago, he had allegedly been doing the nails of Pastor Molubah’s wife before falling in trouble with the suspect.
Pastor Molubah, who is also said to be a petite trader in the commercial district of Redlight, allegedly warned victim Yeah to say away from his wife, but police said the late Yeah reported to his friends that he was threatened by the accused.
Weeks after reporting the alleged threat to his friends, victim Yeah was found dead with knife stuck in his chest before Pastor Molubah and his family immediately absconded the scene. “We are pleased to announce that after a vigorous search by the Liberia National Police, the pastor has now been arrested in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. He has been brought down ro Monrovia,” Police Spokesman Sam Collins told journalists on Capitol Hill Monday, 18 April. Mr. Collins said the pastor is being held for investigation on the basis of his interaction with the victim before his death, saying he will need to exonerate himself from the allegation levied against him.
By Sally Gaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne