The Liberia National Police (LNP) has revealed the identity of a man they suspect of conniving with some unknown persons in the alleged raped and murder of 42-year old Korto Kollie, on Friday night at a garage on Benson and Lynch streets in Central Monrovia.
Police spokesperson Sam Collins reported that alleged leader of the perpetrators, Belidi Barry, 24, was arrested after police undercover agents reconstructed the crime scene. The agents, according to Collins, arrested suspect Barry and eight others believed to be workers at the garage.
Collins added: “Barry has admitted to the police investigation team that he alone committed the act in a vehicle that was stationed at the garage.”
He also revealed that the eight other suspects the police arrested at the crime scene will be released to their lawyers, but that the police will call on them when the need arises.
Suspect Barry is yet to tell the police the reason for killing his sex victim; however, he has reportedly admitted to the police of having a relationship with Korto prior to her death on Friday.
There are speculations that Korto’s decision to move to another boyfriend in Suakoko, Bong County, might have provoked Barry to take her life.
It can be recalled that Korto’s remains was discovered early Saturday at a garage located between Benson and Lynch streets in Monrovia, where it was reported that she was gang-raped to death.
Meanwhile, Collins said the police will forward suspect Barry to court after completing preliminary investigation.