Man 24, Stabbed to Death on Du Port Road

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A 24-year old man identified as Sam Gray (alias Pot Boiling) was stabbed to death in 704 Community on Du Port Road, Paynesville last Saturday.

Gray was reportedly stabbed by an unnamed suspect on the night of April 30 at an entertainment center, witnesses said.

The suspect, said to be a relative of River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh, was arrested and is currently at the Zone 5 Police Depot.

A friend of the victim, Christopher Johnson, confirmed to the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday that the suspect and his girlfriend, who was allegedly drunk, were at an entertainment center.

According to Johnson, trouble started when the suspect ordered his girlfriend to leave the entertainment center.

“Gray held the girl by the hand and the boyfriend started to stab him; stabbing him on his back two times,” Johnson said.

“A Ministry of Justice vehicle took the victim to the Benson Hospital, but the hospital refused him and we took him to JFK,” he added.

Johnson said that doctors at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center requested for blood to save Gray; it was during that process that news of Gray’s death was announced.

He said the case was first reported to the Cow Field Police Depot, but officers there said they could not search for the suspect because they did not know him.

According to Johnson, they told police that the suspect was a relative of River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh, at whose residence nearby the suspect was staying. However, the officers refused to go there to arrest him on grounds that they could not go into the Senator’s compound to arrest anyone.

“Our men finally arrested him and we turned him over to the police,” Johnson said.

Another witness, who claimed to be a friend of the suspect, but refused to divulge his or the suspect’s name, said his friend was allegedly attacked by “gangsters” in the 704 entertainment center while he was escorting his girlfriend home.

He said while his friend and inebriated girlfriend were leaving the center, the alleged gangsters tried to prevent him from leaving with the girl because “she was a relative to one of them.”

“My friend then told them to say the name of the girl, if any of them was related to her; but they couldn’t,” the friend said.

The friend narrated that a tussle ensued, which led to his friend sustaining a gash on his head, adding that Gray lost his life when the suspect retaliated.

The suspect meanwhile was arrested in Senator Wesseh’s home and turned over to the police.

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Born unto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Johnson Tamba on May 16. Graduated from the Salvation Army School System " William Booth high school" in 2006/2007 academic year. He also went to the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) computer program, where he graduated with a diploma in computer literate in 2008. He is now a senior student of the University of Liberia, Civil engineering department, reading Civil engineering. He is in a serious relationship with Mercy Johnson and has a junior boy name, Otis Success Johnson, born 2016, March 29.


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