‘Wife Killer’ to Face Trial in August

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Moses Porkpah, the man who was wanted by the government for allegedly killing his wife, Doris Nyan, in Cow Farm in Zota District has finally been arrested to face trial this month. Porkpah was arrested late Sunday evening by residents of Gbarnga-Siaquelleh while he was in search of food. Porkpah was brought to Gbarnga at 3 a.m. on Monday in a vehicle belonging to District #4 Representative Lester Paye, along with the young people that apprehended him. “The arrest of Moses Porkpah will bring relief to the people of electoral district four because this guy has been a threat to the residents of the district,” remarked Mr. John Togbah, an elderly man in Cow Farm.

According to Representative Lester Paye, Porkpah was arrested in a local provision shop in Gbarnga-Siaquelleh late Sunday at 11:45 p.m., in Panta District – Bong County, while purchasing rice, flashlight and other provisions. Rep. Paye commended the people of the town for their commitment to ensuring the alleged murderer was arrested, to bring peace to the people of the district. “It appeared that Moses Porkpah was aided by some people while he was on the run in the bush, because he had money to buy what he needed,” Representative Paye said.

Porkpah is accused of killing his wife because she did not give him enough portion of the food she had cooked for them. During a search party for his arrest, he reportedly shot two persons: Amos Nushan, who was shot in the leg, which was later amputated at the Phebe Hospital; and Junior Andrews, who is currently seeking treatment in Guinea.

The Commander of the Crime Services Division (CSD) of the Liberia National Police, Bong County Detachment, Inspector John Kelenso Flomo, told the Daily Observer that the suspect is charged with murder and has been transferred to Monrovia for further interrogation, but would be tried in Gbarnga. Police records revealed that Moses Porkpah resisted arrest when he was confronted by some residents and threatened to stab anyone attempting to apprehend him. However, he was overpowered by the townspeople, who surrounded him with guns and other objects, before his arrest. “He was recognized by some members of the town, because the guy lived in that community since childhood; and many people know him,” Inspector Flomo said.

He added that Porkpah will face trial during the August term of court. He cautioned residents of Zota District to remain calm and follow the trial in August.

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