By Alonzo N. Perry
Residents of Gold Camp, Grand Cape Mount County in Gola Konneh District, late Monday afternoon were met with astonishing news of the death of a 28 year-old man, identified as (Daddy Boy), whose body was discovered in his room lying in blood with a deep wound in his left chest at about 5:p.m.
According to residents in the area, the deceased was familiar to them, because he was always helpful and most of all a well-known community football player, who hailed from the Sinkor area in Montserrado County.
“He was here, hoping to work with Bea Mountain mining company,” a source close to the deceased explained with regret.
A resident of the house where the body was found explained that Daddy Boy usually goes to bed very late.
“He was warned several times, but would not listen. Sometimes he would come home between 1:a.m. and 3:a.m. For this reason, doors were kept open till the next day in order to avoid disturbance.
He said Daddy Boy was not a bad person, but friends he was moving with, were not too good for him.
“I was only doing this because this place is an illicit gold camp, and anyone might harm you and run with impunity (jungle justice),” he added.
According to the resident, the deceased was out Sunday night as-usual and could not speak a lot more about what happened to him during that night whether outdoors or in as he was from deeply sleeping.
Unconfirmed reports say “Daddy Boy was brutally murdered allegedly by a suspect only identified as ‘Ansu,’ a diver; reportedly accompanied by ‘CIC,’ a commercial motorcyclist of the same community. Both are said to be currently on the run.
During the night while the victim was out clubbing with friends, he encountered a bitter argument with suspect Ansu, which led to a fist-fight, and so Ansu threatened to pay back after he was defeated in the fight.
An eye-witness (name with-held), said the perpetrators were both longing to find Daddy Boy’s residence that entire night after the fight, between the hours of 12: a.m. and 1:a.m. Monday. However, the eyewitness did not know what was the reason they were looking for Daddy Boy.
“Ansu and Daddy Boy were long time rivals, two of them were loving to the same girl before, and have had confusion about this. So last night Ansu was beating on one other girl in the club and Daddy boy tried stopping him, saying ‘Beating on women is not a good thing to do,” the witnesses, who requested to remain anonymous, said.
“Ansu told them, ‘So you want take this girl from again like you took the other girl from me before?” the eye witness narrated.
However, there was evidence of foul play on his body, as reported by a seven-man team comprising a coroner, town elders and resident PA and nurses, who conducted an investigation and witnessed by officers of the Liberian National Police detachment from Tubmanburg.
The deceased has been taken to Tubmanburg for medical observation, while a haunt for the suspect continues.