A 21 year old Sierra Leonean man was reportedly stabbed to death by a robber only identified as Red in a holdup attempt that went wrong Wednesday night in Nyuanpanton, near New Kru Town, Monrovia.
An eye-witness told the Daily Observer that the victim was ordered by Red to empty his pockets. When Red approached the young Sierra Leonean to demand what was in his wallet and he refused, Red called out to three other friends who joined him in the attack.
“He called out to his friends by the nicknames One Million, Pretty Jean and Blank Check who joined him in forcing the victim to turn his money over to them,” a neighbor said.
When Red stabbed the victim, and found out that he had only LD200 on him, they realized what they had done was wrong, according to neighbors.
They narrated that the victim had been struggling to make ends meet doing “a little selling business” and his death was unfortunate.
“The young man was only about 21 years,” another neighbor said, adding that “his death makes it five the number of young people in the community who have been killed by knife wielding robbers since the beginning of 2016.”
When the victim’s fellow Sierra Leoneans heard about his death, a group of them, armed with anything they could use as weapons, rushed to Nyuanpanton to search for anyone connected to the young man’s death, residents told the Daily Observer.
“His friends came to our community in search of those involved in the boy’s death and when they located Red and his friends’ zinc house they began to break it down.
“Later the police were informed sent out several officers, including PSU who came to calm the situation down,” an eyewitness said.
Meanwhile, Police officers have arrested one of the four attackers named One Million and detained him at the New Kru Town Depot, while investigations continued yesterday.
The body of the victim was deposited at the Redemption Hospital morgue.