Liberia: Police Charge 9 with Death of 21-year-old



Police in Bong County have charged and forwarded to court nine persons in connection with the death of a 21-year-old man identified as Samuel Mulbah.

Police preliminary investigation revealed that victim Mulbah was discovered dead in Jor Creek with his hands tied on his back on February 22, by some dwellers of Saybey's Town in Yandiwon Clan, Jorquelleh, District #2.

Addressing a news conference early Tuesday, John Kellenso Flomo, the Commander of the Crime Services Division of the Bong County Detachment, disclosed that the Saybey Town Chief and his deputy admitted to being part of the act.

He said he had ordered several youths of the area to arrest and tie the victim for allegedly assaulting a man identified as Saturday Kerkulah.

They alleged that Kerkulah was seen lying unconscious and bleeding after being flogged by Mulbah, the deceased.

Speaking to a team of reporters following a police investigation, the alleged suspects admitted arresting and tying the victim but denied throwing him in Jor Creek to drown.

The nine suspects clarified that Mulbah voluntarily jumped in the creek when they were crossing him to the next town in a locally made ferry at about 7pm, but felt reluctant to rescue him due to darkness.

Meanwhile, the suspects were duly charged and forward to court with the crimes of Murder and Criminal conspiracy.