Liberia: ERU Officer Shoots ABCU Student in Yekepa

Aloysius Zortomehn, an ERU Officer who allegedly shot student Willeyon Gbeisay of ABCU In Yekepa. 

An officer of the Emergency Response Unit of the Liberia National Police has shot a student of the African Bible College University in the Area ‘O’ Community of Yekepa.

What led to the shooting is yet to be established, but sources told the Daily Observer that the two allegedly had a confrontation over a girlfriend.

The victim, Willeyon Gbeisay, a senior student of the predominantly theological university, is said to be a son of Judge Yamie Gbeisay.

What really led to shooting is yet to be established, but the mother, Mrs. Gbeisay quoted her son saying that on Thursday night two friends of Gbeisay went to his dormitory and asked him to accompany them to the road.

Mrs. Gbeisay said while her son and his and friends (who are yet to be identified) were walking, they saw a motorcycle with a man coming and suddenly both the man and Willeyon got into a altercation, where the police officer discharged his arm, wounding him in both legs near the school campus, where they were coming from.

The victim Gbeisay lying in Hospital

Other sources said the incident occurred in the area ‘O’ community in Yekepa over the girlfriend.

However, the family said Willeyon Gbeisay is recovering gradually from his wound and praised God that the bullets did not touch his bones.

The ERU Officer is identified as Aloysius Zortomehn, but he is popularly known as Azonto within the Yekepa communities, where he is assigned.

The Liberia National Police Nimba Detachment has confirmed the incident, but said the officer had been disrobed and taken to Monrovia for investigation.