A 28-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Daylah Duanyan, has allegedly killed his best friend in Miller Village, near the City of Tappita, Nimba County, for the amount of L$1,500.
Reports reaching the Daily Observer‘s Nimba news desk said on August 1, Daylah walked to the village to claim his debt from victim Samuel Kollie. When he met Kollie and asked for his money, Samuel Kollie asked him to wait until his wife or fiancée could return from the farm.
An eyewitness, quoted by the Voice of Tappita, a local radio station, explained that the Daylah refused to adhere to the request to wait for the victim’s wife to return from the farm in order for the money to be paid. Rather, Daylah began insulting the victim’s mother and even his wife.
The victim too began throwing insults at Daylah. “I told you to wait and get your money when my wife returns from the farm, but if you don’t want to wait and continue to insult me, then I will also insult you,” Samuel was believed to have told Daylah.
While exchanging insults, Daylah Duanyan reportedly took a stick and hit his friend on the side, and again struck him a second time, in spite of the villagers’ intervention.
“After he noticed that Samuel was dead, he fled to a nearby village, where the local people arrested him and later turned him over to officers of the Liberia National Police,” an eyewitness told the Daily Observer via mobile phone.
The late Samuel Kollie bought a second-hand motorbike from Daylah Duanyan for an unspecified amount, and had paid almost all the money except a balance of L$1,500, Voice of Tappita quoted some witnesses.
The late Kollie, 34, is survived by his fiancée and two children.