After he was held for stealing a pair of slippers
A man believed to be in his mid – 20yr was on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 found hanging in the LNP holding cell in Ganta to the surprise of the officers and even those in the cell with him.
Police officers in Ganta are yet to comment on the issue, but one of the officers told this paper on condition of anonymity that the man, Saviour Moore, was held for stealing a pair of slippers from a vendor on Ganta main street.
He said Moore is a notorious rogue and has on many occasions been brought to the police for thievery, hijacking and burglary.
Moore, as he was seen, used his jeans and black shirt to hang himself on the holding cell window bar, apparently, while the other detainees were asleep.
“We all slept on duty and didn’t hear any noise, but surprisingly this morning, the detainees started shouting and calling, only to open the gate to see the young man hanging,” said one of the officers.
Upon the incident, he was immediately taken down and rushed to the Ganta United Methodist Hospital where he was later pronounced dead on arrival.
No further detail was given as the nurse on duty at the time refused to speak to the reporter under the condition that he was not clothed with authority to speak to the press.
There have been no tension from any of the relatives up to press time, but the Daily Observer learned from other sources that the parent was aware that his son was a criminal, where at certain time he and his grandmother faced the magisterial court when he burglarized her house.
This is the first time for suspected criminal to take his own life away in the police holding cell in Ganta City.
However, the CSD Nimba Division has confirmed to this paper that the family accepted his body for burial. It is not yet clear whether there was any precondition reached before the family took the body; however, CSD Commander Oscar Seyeh told this reporter that the interaction with the parents was peaceful and understandable.