Residents of Weabamah were shocked when they heard the news of the alleged murder of 49-year-old Sekele Sumo.
The lifeless body of the deceased, according to sources, was found a mile away from his home, in a deep forest around midday on Monday, March 31.
His remains were found near a foot path leading to Bulunga, a nearby village. The two places are situated across the St. Paul River away from Dobli Island. Perpetrators of the crime are still at large.
Reports reaching the Daily Observer from Weabama are that local authorities and police officers arrived at the crime scene on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 2, to begin an investigation, beginning with the immediate arrest of suspects.
This created some confusion due to “an alleged suspect being left out of the investigation” and local men of the area wanting to receive the decaying corpse for immediate burial.
According to the residents, the suspect, known as ‘Roberson,’ whom they alleged escaped after committing the crime, has since been arrested by Gbarpolu police and is waiting to be turned over to Fuamah District Authorities.
Mr. Ballah Sumo Jungo, father of the deceased, told this paper that his son was survived by his wife Tenen, whom he left pregnant along with three children. “How will I handle that problem?” he asked.
He appealed to government to find and bring all the perpetrators to justice.