By Franklin N. Kwenah
A 39-year-old man identified as Tetoe Sumo is reported to have confessed to pouring concentrated acid on his fiancée, Gormah Wamah, who was at the time in bed, causing her death in Gbondoi Town Yellequelleh District 5 in Bong County.
Bong County Police Superintendent Fredrick Nappy said Tetoe was rescued from an angry crowd after committing the act. He was later arrested by police and is now in custody.
He told newsmen that the police received information early Wednesday that a man had poured concentrated acid on his fiancée in Yellequelleh District, and he dispatched a team of officers there to arrest him.
During interrogation, Tetoe admitted to police that he poured acid on his girlfriend. He said a group of angry citizens arrested him, but police officers were able to secure his release and took him to Gbarnga.
Suspect Tetoe Sumo later admitted to journalists of the crime and said he regretted his action because he was frustrated.
“I wasted the acid water because of frustration. I have been accusing her of loving to the principal (not named) of the community school. While we were in bed last night arguing about my money she had misused, she told me that it was better for her to leave me and love to the principal.
“She told me that she did not want me and that was how that bad feeling came in me. I got up about 12 midnight and brought the acid water and wasted it on her and the little boy,” Tetoe explained.
He said it was not his intention to have harmed his fiancée and regretted his action that had led to her death. Therefore, according to him, he is pleading for forgiveness and noted that he is willing to bear any punishment that would be handed down by the court.
Sonny Boy, who was also affected, is currently undergoing medical attention at the Phebe Hospital.
It can be recalled that a notable number of cases involving jilted lovers harming their loved ones in a fit of rage, have been reported from Bong County.
Others reported to have been involved in similar cases in which they allegedly killed their spouses are Moses Porkpah, Alvalaye Tokpah, and Sackie Kollie. Out of the group, only Moses Porkpah has been tried and sentenced, while Tokpah and Kollie were reported to have committed suicide in custody.