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Watch team linked to mob violence

The community watch team in Margibi County has been linked to mob violence, leading to the death of two men in Kakata, Margibi County.

(L-R) The late Moses David and Margibi Community Forum Chairman Sam Zor

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A man believed to be a notorious criminal was on Friday, September 12, 2014 found dead in the main street of Kakata. The victim, identified as Moses David, was bitterly flogged and tortured by unknown individuals, leaving him unconsciously lying adjacent Sugar Hill Junction in Kakata.

The NewDawn gathered over the weekend that the remains of the late Moses David might have been taken to the area by unknown persons where he eventually succumbed to death. Prior to the incident, the deceased reportedly resided along with his sister in Jambo Village. His mother is said to be in Sierra Leone currently.

Moses’ death brings to two suspicious deaths discovered in the County in sequence. It may be recalled that another body was on Thursday, September 11, 2014 discovered in Gbandi Community.

Speaking to this paper over the weekend, some residents linked the community watch team, which works under the auspices of the community watch forum to the flogging and killing of the two men. According to them, since the establishment of the watch team, there have been lots of mysterious deaths in the County.

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The community watch team was reawakened following reports that some unscrupulous individuals were involved in the poisoning of wells and hand pumps, something that created panic amongst Margibians and Liberians at large.

Meanwhile, the community residents are calling on Government and authorities of Margibi County to intervene and bring the perpetrators to book. Reacting to the accusation, the chairman of the community watch forum, Sam Zor, dismissed it as false and misleading

He indicated that the allegation levied against the team is only intended to tarnish its good reputation, adding that the community watch team will never perpetrate such act. The victims have been subsequently buried, pending investigation by local authorities.

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