Mob Kills Suspected Criminal

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A man in his 30s identified as ‘Freaky Tee’ was yesterday mobbed to death on Newport Street in Monrovia by enraged residents who accused him of being involved in burglary activities in the community.

Tee’s body was left directly opposite the Newport Junior High School.

Police chief accident investigator assigned at the Metro 2 Depot, Sam Okara, identified the victim as a “community rogue.” He said Tee was reportedly mobbed to death after he was caught during a burglary.

Officer Okara told the Daily Observer that the fresh marks on the body suggested that the mob used a rope to tie Freaky Tee up to his neck, then stabbed him and dragged him to the main road, completely naked.

A female resident on Newport Street told our reporter that Freaky Tee, also known as Red Gang, “terrorized our community every day.”

Another resident, identified as Mary Satu, a laundry worker, said the victim lived his life as a ‘Zogo,’ a local name that describes disenchanted youth of both sexes who are involved in criminal activities for their survival.

She said the deceased was often seen searching nearby community dumpsites for food; that he used to sleep at the Palm Grove Cemetery on Center Street.

“This identical man is one of those ‘third shift’ robbers,” Mary said. ‘Third shift’ robbers, a police source said, are suspected criminals who carry out their activities after midnight.

A young man who identified himself as a former brother-in-crime (BIC) to the dead man told this newspaper that he (BIC) was known by the nickname ‘Gangster 94.’ He said he has since turned his life around and now works as a mechanic to earn his living.

He said the mob victim’s mother recently fled the community and settled in the township of Caldwell, outside Monrovia, as a result of her son’s ‘disgraceful’ lifestyle on Newport Street.

“Ninety nine days for rogue, but one day for the master,” a resident said, adding, “and now Freaky Tee has gotten his pay.”

The body was later removed by officers of the Liberia National Police, who said investigations in the case are ongoing.

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