Officers of the Liberian National Police assigned in Grand Cape Mount County, Western Liberia, have arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Sylvester Tarpeh Davis, who allegedly murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend, Sonnie Tipayson in the Clara Town Community last week.
Shortly after he reportedly committed the act, Davis escaped the scene but was arrested in Tienia, Grand Cape Mount County by the Liberian National Police (LNP) over the weekend and subsequently transferred to the LNP Headquarters in Monrovia from where he is expected to be forwarded to court for prosecution.
The incident took place on November 28, 2014 in Clara Town, Bushrod Island, when Davis allegedly murdered Sonnie, buried her corpse in a trash barrel in the very room they lived in and escaped the scene.
But Davis was arrested following a tip-off from some residents in Grand Cape Mount County where he had been in hiding since the incident occurred last week Friday.
According to the LNP, “This is the second time that they have arrested a girlfriend killer in the county.”
The LNP is advising all those who have previously been accused or suspected of killing their fiancés, but escaped justice, to report themselves for further investigation.
At the same time, the LNP has urged citizens to cooperate with them by reporting any strange persons in their respective communities whose motives may not be readily established by the locals.
Last Friday, the Tipayson family at the back of the Prestige Motor Garage in Clara Town reported the mysterious death of their second child, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, Sylvester T. Davis, who had lived with their late daughter in the same house with them over the years.
Upon the commission of the act, the suspect hurriedly dumped the remains of the late Sonnie into the barrel in their room and escaped.